Making Sense of Energy

Yearly archive for 2018

Lower Your Commercial Building Energy Cost Per Square Foot — With Data

Lower Your Commercial Building Energy Cost Per Square Foot — With Data

The energy situation with your tenants is untenable, and there are various high-power systems working away unnecessarily If you read last week’s post on rising energy costs, you’re anticipating increased energy costs in your commercial buildings. You can solve these problems and bring down your energy cost […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? November Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? November Edition

By Cam Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Temperatures Down, Rates Up!” I am making a change!  October electricity spot prices settled near 7.6 cents per kWh!!  November and December are expected to be in the high 7 cent per kWh range too.  Time to move to a […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? October 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? October 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “SNOW ALREADY FLYING” September electricity spot prices settled near 5 cents per kWh. October is expected to be in the 6 cent per kWh range and the remainder of 2018 is around 6 cents per kWh. Time to move to a fixed rate […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? September 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to do? September 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Back to school blues” August electricity spot prices settled near 8.3 cents per kWh.  September is expected to be in the 6 cent per kWh range and the remainder of 2018 is around 6 cents per kWh.  Time to move to […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? August 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? August 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “HOT TIMES!” July electricity spot prices settled near 7.3 cents per kWh. August is expected to be in the 9 cent per kWh range and the remainder of 2018 is around 7 cents per kWh. Time to move to a fixed rate for […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? July 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? July 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “SUMMERTIME!” May and June electricity spot prices both settled near 8 cents per kWh. July is expected to be higher yet. Forward rates for July are in 9 cent per kWh range and are around 7 cents per kWh for the remainder of […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? June 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? June 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Market volatility is back!” May electricity spot pricing started out very low, then jumped towards the middle of the month – ultimately settling near 8 cents per kWh.  Forward rates for June are in 4.5 cent per kWh range and are […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? May 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? May 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Sunshine at last!” It was a long cold winter, but May seems to have ushered in some warmer weather at last. April electricity spot pricing came in very soft, considering the generation fleet that was missing. Forward rates for May are […]

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Battle with Enmax & Government of Alberta Continues

Battle with Enmax & Government of Alberta Continues

Enmax, a utility owned by the City of Calgary, took the Alberta Government to court in 2014 to dispute the $375 million Enmax was assessed for in lieu of taxes over the 10 years prior. The Alberta Government insisted that money was returned to customers, but the […]

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Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? April 2018 Edition

Residential Energy Rates in Alberta: What to Do? April 2018 Edition

By Cameron Mitchell Solution 105 Consulting Ltd. “Things starting to warm up??” Not too sure when the warm weather will hit Alberta, but the cool weather might be helping out in the electricity market.  April electricity spot pricing has been relatively soft, considering the generation fleet is now […]

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