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April 12th, 2012

Canadian Tar Sands Oil Flowing South

by Andrew Price, President & COO

An enormous reservoir of oil sits just to our north in Alberta Canada. The Canadian tar sands hold almost 200 billion barrels of oil by some estimates, giving Canada the world’s third largest oil reserves behind Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia. Much has been written recently about efforts to bring tar sands oil to the US via Transcanada Corporation’s new Keystone XL pipeline. While the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed, at least in part, for political reasons, other pipelines are quietly jumping in to meet the growing demand. Most recently the 236-mile Portland Maine to Montreal Canada pipeline has been connected with the Canadian tar sands.

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April 5th, 2012

Study Finds That Cape Wind Will Save $7.2 Billion

by Andrew Price, President & COO

Charles River Associates has calculated that the Cape Wind project will reduce wholesale power prices in New England by $7.2 billion over 25 years. The report dated March 29th, was an update to a 2010 study commissioned by Cape Wind, the controversial offshore wind power project planned for Nantucket Sound.

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March 29th, 2012

For the right clients, Real-Time and Day-Ahead pricing products provide low cost power

by Andrew Price, President & COO

The vast majority of end-users who participate in the competitive electricity marketplace buy fixed-price fixed-term contracts. And for good reason. The fixed-price fixed-term contract structure offers budget certainty and provides insurance against price spikes over the term of the contract. Certain end users, however, are willing to forego budget certainty in exchange for a lower average price over time. For these folks, buying their electricity in either the real-time or day-ahead market may make sense.

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