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The Anatomy of Price Volatility

One of the top questions I get from my customers who routinely watch the Ontario electricity market (besides asking me for my crystal ball prediction for 2017 price performance!) is “What causes price volatility in Ontario”? This has been especially true over the last months. ...
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How food manufacturers slice away wasted energy costs

Nearly a quarter million Canadians earn their own bread by working in the food and beverage industry. It’s the largest manufacturing employer in the country. Not surprisingly, many managers in this sector are as serious about taking wasted energy dollars off the table as they...
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Ask an Expert – Your Class A Global Adjustment Questions Answered!

My colleague Natalie Manzarpour and I presented our seasonal market update webinar in early April.  We had so much information to cover, we unfortunately couldn’t make it through the many questions we were asked. Let’s get to some of those questions from the webinar.  The...
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In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion – 2017 YTD Electricity Market Update

Two weeks ago, my colleague Natalie Manzarpour and I presented our Q1 Market Update Webinar. We discussed how electricity markets have been impacted by new factors affecting supply, and in turn have resulted in price spikes, volatility and increases year over year. A warm winter...
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What Does an Entire Winter of Spring Skiing Have to Do with the Price of Energy?

Frequently Asked Questions About the Spring Energy Market, Following the Winter that Wasn’t What comes after a winter that failed to materialize? Record low electricity prices. Over the last few weeks, my colleague Gabriel Villegas, a Portfolio Risk Management Analyst for Bruce Power Direct, and...
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Important Update: Mandatory Energy Reporting

Mandatory reporting is imminent. If the regulation passes, the first energy reporting year will have already begun for some companies. The Ministry of Energy has submitted a proposal to implement what it now calls the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulatory requirement for...
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Reaching the Peak: Manage Your “Peak Demand” to Bring Your Energy Costs Under Control

ARE YOU “DEMANDING” YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS TO RISE? This might seem like a ridiculous question. Of course you aren’t asking for your costs to rise. However, if you’re business isn’t managing your peak demand, then unfortunately the answer is likely yes. You are “demanding” your costs to rise. One of the frequently asked questions we get here at Bruce Power Direct is around the distribution and transmission charges on your electricity bill and how managing your peak demand can help you reduce your electricity costs.

5 energy trends we’re watching for 2016

Big data. Connected devices. Electric vehicles. New regulations. There’s a lot to watch in the energy space, much of which will have an affect on how we consume and manage energy in the future—and how you run your business. Here are the five things we’re watching as we head into 2016.