Prepaid power consumers using Salt River Project’s M-Power service reduce power consumption about 12 percent

Michael Giberson The most detailed study of a prepaid power program in the United States is EPRI’s “Paying Upfront: A Review of Salt River Project’s M-Power Prepaid Program.” The report provides a good overview and assessment of the program. See the abstract, copied below, for more of a description of the content. One issue of … More Prepaid power consumers using Salt River Project’s M-Power service reduce power consumption about 12 percent

Orlando wants to discourage high gas prices near the airport

Michael Giberson News headlines say, “Orlando wants to prevent gas price gouging,” though the practice Orlando politicians want to stop isn’t price gouging, per se. Rather, the target of the proposal is gasoline retailers near Orlando International Airport who charge substantially higher gasoline prices than neighboring stations. The proposal would require gasoline stations near the … More Orlando wants to discourage high gas prices near the airport

Retail electric power market shakeout in Texas, II

Michael Giberson Following up on a Monday post, in the news another report of a Texas electric power retailer seeking to acquire generation as a natural hedge.  From Platts: Direct Energy said Wednesday that it plans to acquire and/or develop new generating capacity in the US to support its electricity retailing business. Direct, a subsidiary … More Retail electric power market shakeout in Texas, II

The retail electric power market shakeout in Texas

Michael Giberson One last Texas electric power post for the day, this one on the upheaval among some electric power retailers in Texas, via Platts: The shrinking field of retail marketers is not an indictment against restructured power markets but an expected result of the credit crisis and its impact on retailers, Jim Burke, CEO … More The retail electric power market shakeout in Texas