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New England Electricity Rates: Quite a Difference

By Avalon Energy Services | Mar 4, 2019 | Comments Off on New England Electricity Rates: Quite a Difference

By Jim McDonnell and Evelyn Teel, Avalon Energy Services, LLC Compared to the rest of the United States, electricity prices in New England are high.  Nothing surprising there.  So, just how expensive are they?  Well, it depends.  And, the surprising part is which utility, in one comparison, has the lowest rates. First, some background. Eversource […]

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Propane and Natural Gas – Birds of a Feather Not Flying Together

By Avalon Energy Services | Aug 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Propane and Natural Gas – Birds of a Feather Not Flying Together

Propane is a versatile source of energy common in rural areas that are “beyond the main” of utility natural gas service.  It is often used for home space and water heating and cooking, as well as for agricultural uses such as crop drying, irrigation pump fueling, space heating in green houses, pig and poultry brooding, […]

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Electricity, meet Rock

By Avalon Energy Services | Jul 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Electricity, meet Rock

For several years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been investigating the potential effects of intense geomagnetic storms on electric utility infrastructure.  In 2016 they concluded, “A severe geomagnetic storm could disrupt the nation’s power grid for months, potentially leading to widespread blackouts.  Resulting damage and disruption from such an event could cost more than […]

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Future of Bethesda: Building the Area’s Identity & Investing in its Growth

By Avalon Energy Services | Jul 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Future of Bethesda: Building the Area’s Identity & Investing in its Growth

And there is more.  Avalon Energy Services is pleased to announce it will co-sponsor Bisnow’s July 26 educational networking event, “Future of Bethesda: Building the Area’s Identity & Investing in its Growth.”  Topics to be discussed include: How can you capitalize on the growth promised by the Marriott headquarters and hotel? What type of tenant […]

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Baltimore-Washington Industrial & Logistics Forecast

By Avalon Energy Services | Jun 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Baltimore-Washington Industrial & Logistics Forecast

Avalon Energy Services is pleased to announce it is co-sponsoring Bisnow’s July 24 educational networking event, “Baltimore-Washington Industrial & Logistics Forecast: How Quickly is the Market Actually Growing and Can You Capitalize on It?”  Topics to be discussed include: With more and more companies adapting to an e-commerce model, are they prepared for the industrial […]

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Natural Gas Market Update, June 2018

By Avalon Energy Services | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Natural Gas Market Update, June 2018

Natural gas prices remain low and below their declining 21-year trend.  See graph below. The prices presented here are for delivery at the Henry Hub in Southern Louisiana.  Natural gas prices in other producing areas of the US, such as Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Permian Basin, and the Williston Basin, are significantly lower.  The prices here […]

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NCAC – 22nd Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference

By Avalon Energy Services | Apr 6, 2018 | Comments Off on NCAC – 22nd Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference

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 | Comments Off on Balancing Congestion

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 | Comments Off on The 21st Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference

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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