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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Commercial Supply Rates At FirstEnergy PA Utilities To Increase; Penn Power Rate Up 15%

The FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities have filed new tariffed PTC Default rates for commercial customers with the PUC for the three-month period starting December 1, 2016. (via Keep reading >>

Small Businesses Have “Hope” But Few Hiring

“PNC’s Chief Economist Stuart Hoffman says the new findings reinforce the fundamentals are solid for the U.S. economy and support PNC’s forecast for moderate growth for the rest of this year that will carry into 2017.” (via Keep reading >>

Hurricane Matthew caused millions of customers to go without power

“Hurricane Matthew resulted in temporary electricity outages for millions of customers along the southern Atlantic Coast. Matthew was a Category 3 hurricane when it hit the east coast of Florida, just north of the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, on Thursday, October 6. The hurricane traveled north along the Florida coastline, and by Saturday, October 8, it had reached South Carolina and continued its track along the coastlines of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia before heading out to sea.” (via Keep reading >>

Winter heating bills likely to increase, but still remain below recent winters

“Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared to last winter, according to EIA’s Winter Fuels Outlook. Winter heating expenditures for most fuels were especially low last winter, when energy prices were relatively low and warm weather reduced heating demand to the lowest level nationally in at least 25 years. Although expenditures for nonelectric fuels are expected to be higher than last winter, expenditures are comparable to or lower than the average winters from 2010–11 through 2014–15. By comparison, electric heating prices and expenditures are expected to remain relatively stable.” (via Keep reading >>

Office buildings with data centers use significantly more electricity than other offices

“Data from the most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show that office buildings with data centers have significantly higher computing, cooling, and total electricity intensity (consumption per square foot) than office buildings without data centers.” (via Keep reading >>