Tag: energy pricing

Energy UK launches commission for vulnerable customers | Utility Week

Energy UK launches commission for vulnerable customers | Utility Week

“We look forward to working constructively with the commission and to the development of concrete proposals that will make a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of vulnerable people.” But challenger provider Octopus Energy said the commission is “not enough” to protect customers of the big six suppliers. Greg Jackson, chief executive of Octopus […]

Amid debate over EU consumer price regulation, Visegrad Group staying the course | News Europe

Amid debate over EU consumer price regulation, Visegrad Group staying the course | News Europe

Consequently, the EC’s position on retail price regulation (along with capacity markets) calling o the Member States to limit and eventually abolish them altogether should not come as a surprise. The core argument is that regulated prices tend to be artificially low, reducing the scope of market competition and consumer switching, and dissuading private investment. […]

Utilities planning to move Californians to time-of-use pricing need solutions for low-income customers | Environmental Defense Fund

Utilities planning to move Californians to time-of-use pricing need solutions for low-income customers | Environmental Defense Fund

Last month, all three of California’s major investor-owned utilities submitted applications to the California Public Utilities Commission detailing their respective strategies for how to transition residential customers to time-of-use pricing. Time-of-use pricing, if done right, is a low-cost strategy to help meet California’s climate and clean energy goals. This innovative tool can help the state […]

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling May Add Transparency To Utility Pricing | News | ideastream

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling May Add Transparency To Utility Pricing | News | ideastream

The Ohio Supreme Court decided this week that First Energy can keep a $43 million refund it owed ratepayers. But the decision wasn’t just a victory for the power company. When First Energy purchased renewable energy credits, it overpaid. Then the power company charged customers fees not only to cover the cost of buying those […]

Coal India to charge customers on energy content in coal | The Economic Times

Coal India to charge customers on energy content in coal | The Economic Times

In technical terms, coal price will be based on Rupees per kilo calorie — that is Rupees per unit of energy. “It is a global system of coal pricing and we would put in place systems for measuring energy content for each consignment. It will lead to financial benefit for customers who pay for what […]

US Producer Prices Rise At Fastest Pace In 6 Years As Payday Loan Demand Soars | Zero Hedge

US Producer Prices Rise At Fastest Pace In 6 Years As Payday Loan Demand Soars | Zero Hedge

Over two-thirds of the November increase in the index for final demand goods is attributable to prices for gasoline, which jumped 15.8 percent. The indexes for light motor trucks, pharmaceutical preparations, beef and veal, residential electric power, and jet fuel also moved higher. In contrast, prices for processed young chickens fell 5.7 percent. The indexes […]

Faraday Grid: We come from the future to stabilise the power system | theenergyst.com

Faraday Grid: We come from the future to stabilise the power system | theenergyst.com

“Most people focus on intermittency. But at least half of the problem is physics, maintaining system balance, which is not about intermittency – it is volatility that knocks over grids. So to enable all of the other solutions that are imperative to our future, you must first solve energy system stability. “The Faraday Grid is […]

Dynamic pricing: An efficient solution for true demand response enabling | Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Dynamic pricing: An efficient solution for true demand response enabling | Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

ABSTRACT A dynamic pricing scheme, also known as real-time pricing (RTP), can be more efficient and technically beneficial than the other price-based schemes (such as flat-rate or time-of-use pricing) for enabling demand response (DR) actions. Over the past few years, the advantages of RTP-based schemes have been extensively discussed for DR purposes in electricity markets; […]

Data reveals real-time electricity pricing would help nearly all ComEd customers save money | EDF

Data reveals real-time electricity pricing would help nearly all ComEd customers save money | EDF

In sum, the vast majority of ComEd customers would have financially benefitted in 2016 from participating in the Hourly Pricing program. Again, they would have saved while using electricity exactly as they have been. Programs like Hourly Pricing are designed to reward people who use energy when market prices are cheapest, typically when electricity demand […]

NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors | Chinadaily.com.cn

NDRC to deepen pricing reforms in monopoly sectors | Chinadaily.com.cn

The National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner, will further deepen the pricing reform in monopoly industries, such as electric power, natural gas and railroads, as part of the government efforts to perfect the market-oriented pricing mechanism by 2020. The country will further improve the trading rules and regulations in the electricity […]