Making Sense of Energy

Yearly archive for 2017

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? December 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? December 2017 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Seasons Greetings” Lots of news in the electricity world, as TransAlta has made announcements with respect to timing coal to gas plant conversions. This has led to an uptick in forward market electricity rates, which are now in the 5.5 cent per […]

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TransAlta Corporation announced its Accelerated Transition to Clean Energy

TransAlta Corporation announced its Accelerated Transition to Clean Energy

On December 6th, TransAlta Corporation announced its Accelerated Transition to Clean Energy. In response to this announcement, we have compiled the following summary: TransAlta Announces Accelerated Transition off Coal Forward power markets in Alberta jumped significantly the morning of December 6, on the announcement that TransAlta Corporation intends […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  November 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  November 2017 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Fall is Gone!” Fall lasted all of one month.  Winter seems to have settled in just as the Halloween goblins tucked into bed.  The Alberta energy market continues to stay cool, but is expected to heat up a bit in January.  […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta. What to do? October 2017

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta. What to do? October 2017

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Fall is here!” Yes, fall is in the air.  Hockey is back, the leaves are falling and even a few snowflakes to be seen in certain parts of the province.  The Alberta energy market continue to stay cool.  A bit of […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta. What to do? September 2017

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta. What to do? September 2017

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. Back to School! The Alberta energy markets have not seen much change in the last little while – unlike the kids now going into their next grade. Over the summer there were some fixed rate increases seen, as forward pricing for 2018 […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? August 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? August 2017 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Feeling hot, hot, hot!” Summer is in full swing, and the heat is on!!  The electricity market is also predicting to heat up, but likely nothing too serious until January 2018.  There have been some fixed rate increases seen, as […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? June 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  June 2017 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Time to crown a champ!” Yes, the Stanley Cup is about to be awarded… a sure sign that June is here!!  No exciting changes for the short-term view on power.  Unless you think a 6.8 cent per kWh cap on […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? May 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  May 2017 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Bring on the sun!” As we bask in the warm rays, we are reminded that uncertainty is just around the corner.  TransAlta announced shutting down two coal units effective January 2018, and plans to shift six more units from coal […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? March 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  March 2017 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “End of winter in sight?” Spring is just around the corner, but winter is still giving us one last kick.  Very cold weather for March will keep those gas bills high.  The carbon tax will push them a bit higher […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? February 2017 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do?  February 2017 Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “FEBRUARY BLUES” Winter is in full swing… or is it?  Pretty blue skies today and warm weather!  Things can change quickly in Alberta, but not a lot has changed in the energy commodity markets.  We now have a carbon levy, […]

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