In today’s AUSenergy News Update: Shockingly high electric rates in the Northeast may be attributed to low natural gas prices, forecasted rising temperatures across the U.S. might limit natural gas fuel demand, and the University of Wisconsin’s IceCube Neutrino Observatory finds energy beneath the ice.
Low Natural Gas Prices Cause Higher Electric Rates
Summary: National Grid has announced that their rates for electric consumers in the Northeast will increase by nearly 20% during this winter season.
AUS Comment: This increase is meant to account for the traditional winter price increases of natural gas, which accounts for over half of New England’s electricity generation.
Natural Gas Futures Fluctuate as Rising Temperatures May Limit Fuel Demand
Summary: Higher than average temperatures across the nation have led to lower than expected withdrawals from storage as of recent.
AUS Comment: The market is responding to an expected forecast more in line with historical averages, which should be reflected in the storage report from the EIA which is coming a day early this week.
UW’s IceCube Neutrino Observatory discovers energy beneath Antarctica’s ice
Summary: IceCube is a particle detector used to identify neutrinos, which are subatomic particles that have the ability to travel through walls and have no mass. The research station uses optical sensors to record collisions between neutrinos and ice particles. Scientists there have discovered an unprecedented amount of neutrino energy beneath the Antarctic’s ice.
AUS Comment: Learning more about neutrino energy may provide deeper insight on the origins of the universe.
Lighting as a Service for Businesses of Greater Decatur
Alternative Utility Services (AUS), a registered Program Ally of the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy® Program, and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to offer all area businesses the opportunity to upgrade their facility’s lighting to more...
Lighting as a Service for Greater Oshkosh Businesses
Alternative Utility Services (AUS) through the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation is providing all local area businesses the opportunity to upgrade their facility’s lighting to more efficient LED fixtures with no capital expense. This program is designed...
For Immediate Release: Strategic Partnership with Above the Standard
Alternative Utility Service, Inc., a leading provider of energy management and procurement, today announced a strategic partnership with Above the Standard Procurement Group®, Inc. (Above the Standard), a Global Leader in Profit Maximization and Business Growth...