Summer is around the corner, and heat waves are known to stretch the power grid to its limits. To avoid the risk of blackouts, grid operators like to have a contingent of electricity consumers that are willing to curtail their usage at the right time … for the right price. This is the motivation behind utility demand response programs. Last year, ClearlyEnergy began tracking these programs to see how much you could earn by making your air conditioner available to the utility on hot summer days.
For several years now, the media story has been that fracking’s success increased the supply of natural gas dramatically, bringing down prices. Which in turn begs the question: why is my gas and electric bill skyrocketing and will it go down with the Spring thaw?
2014 brought the polar vortex to our vocabulary, and with the continuing bitter cold in the Eastern half of the US, most of us are wondering: what’s going to happen to my electric and gas bill?
TerraLogos Energy Group helps consumers and businesses find saving and improve their energy footprint through their comprehensive energy audits and energy improvement contracting. We asked TerraLogo's co-founder Peter Van Buren to guest blog about their company and the services they offer.
Because of air conditioning, summer means peak demand and peak prices for electricity. With autumn around the corner, does that mean prices are now going to fall? And is it then a good or bad time to shop for electricity? Read on for our forecast
“Free nights and weekends” deals – those are for cell phones, right? Well increasingly they are also for electricity: since power tends to cost more at busy times, power companies are offering custom electricity rate plans that allow you to save big on your electricity bill. Here’s why, and how your washer and a little planning will help you save:
This summer, do you want to get paid for the time you are not home? No, the summer swelter has not gone to your head, but it can save you money on your electricity bill - here’s how:
If you need to keep a lot of food frozen, you probably have a freezer separate from your kitchen refrigerator. At ClearlyEnergy, our increasing ice cream consumption this summer is making us think about getting one. If you’re like us and want to get the best deal, here are some facts you should know:
The US shale gas boom has increased the supply of natural gas, which in turn has brought gas prices way down. Since gas is a fuel that runs power plants, its price affects your electric bill – depending on where you live.