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Anticipating the Winter of 2024-2025: Insights on Energy Costs

2024-04-15T19:16:33+00:00

Market Update New England Futures Electricity Prices Summary Published: April 15, 2024 As we look ahead to the winter of 2024-2025, understanding the factors influencing energy costs and weather patterns is crucial for effective planning. In recent years, the Northeast has experienced relatively mild winters, largely influenced by the El [...]

Anticipating the Winter of 2024-2025: Insights on Energy Costs2024-04-15T19:16:33+00:00

New England Futures Electricity Prices Summary

2024-04-17T19:09:19+00:00

March 2024 Freedom Energy Newsletter New England Futures Electricity Prices Summary Howard Plante discusses the significant drop in the 2024 calendar year electricity price to a 24-month low of 4.99 cents per kWh, highlighting the influence of declining natural gas prices and mild weather on electricity price trends for 2024, 2025, [...]

New England Futures Electricity Prices Summary2024-04-17T19:09:19+00:00

Natural Gas Prompt Price in Rare Territory

2024-04-17T19:09:21+00:00

March 2024 Freedom Energy Newsletter Natural Gas Prompt Price in Rare Territory Howard Plante, VP of Procurement, discusses the rare occurrence of natural gas prompt month prices dropping below $2 per million BTU, a level that has been breached only a few times since 2014. He highlights the market's self-correcting nature, [...]

Natural Gas Prompt Price in Rare Territory2024-04-17T19:09:21+00:00

The REC Market and Sustainability Goals

2024-04-17T19:09:22+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy Published: December 14, 2023 Introduction: The Rise of Renewable Energy Requirements Over the past several years, we have seen state and federal policies increase renewable energy requirements. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have established a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program. Twelve [...]

The REC Market and Sustainability Goals2024-04-17T19:09:22+00:00

2024 Futures Electricity Prices in New England Continue a Downward Trend

2024-04-17T19:09:23+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy Published: December 14, 2023 Electricity Price Trends Across 2024, 2025, and 2026 In October, we reported that the 2024 calendar year electricity price average dropped to a 17-month low of 6.37 cents per kWh. In the subsequent weeks since the end of October, [...]

2024 Futures Electricity Prices in New England Continue a Downward Trend2024-04-17T19:09:23+00:00

FERC Order No. 2023: Grid Interconnection Reform

2024-02-28T14:10:10+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy Published: September 19, 2023 Introducing Order No. 2023: Speeding Up Approvals On July 28, 2023, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2023 which brings sweeping reforms to the interconnection process for large electric generation projects (20 megawatts and greater) and [...]

FERC Order No. 2023: Grid Interconnection Reform2024-02-28T14:10:10+00:00

Market Update: Electricity Prices

2024-02-28T14:10:10+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy In mid-2022 as the Russia – Ukraine war continued, futures electricity prices for 2023 and beyond followed a pattern of volatility driven by natural gas prices. Speculation remained high as we headed into the Fall, and utility electricity prices for January and February 2023 [...]

Market Update: Electricity Prices2024-02-28T14:10:10+00:00

Winter 2022-2023 Energy Summary

2024-02-28T14:10:11+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy During the late summer and fall of 2022, as we continued to plan strategies for the winter, the global energy situation was a major consideration. Concerns were that energy prices could reach unprecedented levels. Included in those concerns were the following: Utilities were maintaining [...]

Winter 2022-2023 Energy Summary2024-02-28T14:10:11+00:00

USGA’s Investment in MA RECs Helped Reduce Carbon Footprint

2024-02-28T14:10:12+00:00

Howard Plante Vice President of Procurement Freedom Energy Freedom Energy is pleased to share that the USGA has finalized its Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) procurement in support of the U.S. Open event held June 13-19, 2022, at The Country Club. Last summer, the USGA pledged to invest in community renewable energy projects [...]

USGA’s Investment in MA RECs Helped Reduce Carbon Footprint2024-02-28T14:10:12+00:00

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