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NCAC – 22nd Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference

By Avalon Energy Services | Apr 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY Secure your spot here: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/event-2845352 Energy Technologies and Innovations: A Disturbance in the [Market] Force Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM The George Washington University Keynote speakers: Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Gil Quiniones, President and CEO, New York Power Authority In addition to these keynote […]

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Balancing Congestion

By Avalon Energy Services | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a change in PJM’s (the Mid-Atlantic grid operator) tariff, allowing them to shift what are called “balancing congestion” costs to load serving entities.  FERC approved PJM’s tariff revision with an effective date of June 1.  Suppliers have indicated that they intend to pass through these charges.  Suppliers include a […]

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The 21st Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference

By Avalon Energy Services | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!       REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON Secure your spot here –> http://www.ncac-usaee.org/events.php#event151 The 21st Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference Energy Reset?  Conflicting Forces in the Energy Space Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00 a.m to 6 p.m. George Mason University  Schar School of Policy and Government Founders Hall – 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, […]

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Maryland Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) – Veto Override

By Avalon Energy Services | Feb 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Maryland House and Senate voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the 2016 Clean Energy Jobs bill.  As a result, Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) will increase from 20% in 2022 to 25% in 2020.  The graph below shows the effect of the original RPS rule in blue overlaid […]

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In The News – Avalon Energy Services, LLC

By Avalon Energy Services | Jan 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his year-end review titled, “Gas Industry Looks Optimistically at 2017,” PointLogic author Kevin Adler quotes our COO, Jim McDonnell.  Scroll down to the bottom of the report which you can find here. The Avalon Advantage – Visit our website at www.AvalonEnergy.US, email us at info@avalonenergy.us, or call us at 888-484-8096. Please feel free to share […]

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Peak Oil – A Dramatic Turn of Events

By Avalon Energy Services | Nov 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In our May 20, 2015 article, we wrote that “Concerns and worry about Peak Oil are overstated and irrelevant.”  The article concluded, “With crude oil supplies increasing and the demand for crude oil slowing, and likely to continue to slow more, demand for crude oil will peak long before dwindling supplies of crude oil become […]

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Separate Paths – Part 2

By Avalon Energy Services | Apr 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Ana Rasmussen, Intern Our last blog post Separate Paths – Part 1 looked at how electricity distribution costs have been rising since 2008 and many of our readers have had questions about just why this is happening.  In order to explore this, and to try to get some answers, I dove in and analyzed seven […]

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Separate Paths – Part 1

By Avalon Energy Services | Mar 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Ana Rasmussen, Intern Since the shale boom began in earnest during 2008, natural gas prices in the US wholesale market have fallen dramatically. Prices have hovered within the 2 to 6 dollar per million Btu (mmBtu) range over the last few years, with the prompt month NYMEX natural gas contract trading at a remarkably […]

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Natural Gas and Electricity Are Parting Ways – Part 2

By Avalon Energy Services | Dec 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

In our last article, Natural Gas and Electricity Are Parting Ways – Part 1, we explored the weakening correlation between wholesale natural gas prices and electricity prices in the Mid-Atlantic.  While natural gas prices have fallen dramatically over the past seven years, and electricity prices have fallen as well, electricity prices have not fallen as […]

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