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Spike in electric prices has many causes

Investigations sought on electricity prices, natural gas trading
Published 8:20 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014


Was it the extreme cold? Rogue commodities traders? Or just a shortage of fuel?

Finding someone to blame for your skyrocketing electric bill this winter is going to require some detective skills.

The cold weather that pushed natural gas demand and prices higher, making the electricity produced with that fuel more expensive, has been the standard explanation.

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Chicago Illinois Commercial Energy Deregulation News and Information

Kendall County Board approves electric rate ordinance

“YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Board this week approved an ordinance enabling the county to get involved with electric aggregation.

That means the county can go ahead and get bids from electric suppliers for rates to compete with ComEd in the unincorporated areas.

Progressive Energy Inc., the county’s consultant, is doing that now for almost 3,000 customers who currently receive electricity from ComEd. They also are doing it separately for about 300 customers in the Newark area who get their electricity from Ameren. Read more »

Bunnies for Burns – Non-profit fundraiser for Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit hosted by Missing Link

Bunnies for Burns

All proceeds will be going to Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit. Bring friends, family and be ready to have a good time. Boettler Park 5300 Massilon Rd. Green, OH 44720 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Two Easter Egg Hunts, Face Painting, Kids Games with prizes, and food and drinks.

Come hungry and ready to have some good wholesome family fun! Weather is supposed to be great, so come prepared for the sun! Have a great rest of the day and hope to see everyone out on Sunday in Green, OH.

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High natural gas prices, cold winter drive electric prices sky high

High natural gas prices and the cold winter have pushed electricity prices – and consumers’ bills – sky high. Here’s why it’s happening and what you can do about it.

By David Robinson | News Business Reporter

on March 23, 2014 – 8:40 PM

“Edward Fallon got quite a jolt when he opened his electric bill earlier this month.

His March bill jumped by 46 percent from the previous month, spiking to $136 from $93 during February.

All this during a month when the Hamburg retiree actually used 6 percent less electricity than he did in February.

“This is quite a hit,” said Fallon. “My usage is down, but my bill is way up. That’s not a lot of fun.”

And Fallon isn’t alone. Electric bills across Western New York – and New York State, for that matter – are soaring for both residents and businesses. Read more »

Maine commercial energy deregulation information

Standard offer electricity prices jump more than 10 percent for CMP, Emera Maine customers

By Whit Richardson, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 22, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.

“HALLOWELL, Maine — Residential customers of Central Maine Power Co. and Emera Maine, formerly known as Bangor Hydro Electric, should expect to see an increase in their electricity bill come March.

The new standard offer price for Emera Maine’s residential and small business customers will be nearly 7.6 cents per kilowatt-hour, a nearly 13.2 percent increase from the last year’s standard offer price of 6.7 cents per kilowatt-hour, according to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Those rates affect only customers in the former Bangor Hydro territory.

CMP’s residential and small business customers will have a new standard offer rate of 7.6 cents per kilowatt-hour, a 10.8 percent increase from last year’s standard offer price of 6.8 cents per kilowatt-hour. Read more »