News & Events

Topics will include:

The trend of El Niño, which has weakened over the past month, could bring summer heat to the Southeast, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic regions.

A warm June in the Southeast could set up temperatures to be slightly above average in July across much of the East.

Gas Fundamentals: Production is slowing its rate of growth — or is it just a temporary pause? Where do we stand with underground storage vs. a year ago vs. the 5-year average?

 

https://events.constellation.com/energymarketintelwebinar-june2019

The Presentations are now available on the AOBA Alliance website under the Energy Market Update tab.

Washington Gas Winter Preparedness Briefing for Interruptible Service Customers
in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

AOBA hosted guests from Washington Gas at a member briefing on Monday, September 24, 2018, and discussed winter preparedness for interruptible customers in advance of the 2018-2019 heating season. Please click here to view the meeting presentation.

Capacity Performance Costs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has approved a “change in regulation” for PJM that
will require electricity suppliers to incur a new category of capacity related costs which will be labeled “Capacity Performance Costs.”These new “Capacity Performance Costs” will become effective as of June 1, 2016, and are expected to add to the total costs that all electricity suppliers must incur to provide firm electricity supply to their customers. The magnitude of the cost adjustments that
electricity suppliers may seek to pass on to customers as a result of PJM’s Capacity Performance program for the next three PJM planning years (i.e., June 1 – May 31 for 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19) have been determined through incremental capacity auctions.

The increase in costs is a result of the last couple of winters, particularly during the polar vortex experienced during the winter of 2013-2014, PJM found that natural gas-fired generators on whom they were relying to provide electricity supply and ensure the reliability of service were unable to perform
during periods of peak demand. In response to this problem, PJM has proposed, and FERC has approved (with some modifications), a plan to provide generators incentives to ensure the reliability of generation from power plants during periods of peak electrical demand, regardless of whether those periods occur
during summer or winter months. Those requirements will cause generators to incur greater costs to assure the reliability of their generation commitments or face the potential for substantial penalties for failure to perform. Please keep in mind that these new costs are the result of a change in regulatory policy and are expected to impact in a similar manner, the costs incurred by all electricity suppliers operating within PJM.

Washington Gas Interruptible Preparedness Briefing

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, AOBA hosted guests from Washington Gas at a breifing specifically for AOBA members and AOBA Alliance participants with interruptible natural gas accounts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Representatives from Washington Gas discussed the actions interruptible customers need to take this fall in order to be prepared for any potential interruption or curtailment that could be called during the upcoming winter. In addition, Washington Gas discussed the proposed changes to the Company's interruptible service tariffs in all three jurisdictions as well as the requirements that are currently in place for interruptible service customers.

Utility and Energy Market Update

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Utility and Energy Market Update was held for AOBA members and AOBA Alliance participants. The meeting topics included DC water rates, an energy market update, and utility updates for electricity and natural gas in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For budgeting purposes, AOBA recommends that members carefully review the content of the utility presentations, especially the surcharge rates and bill composition charts by rate class included for each utility for each of the three jurisdictions.

The utility presentations are currently available on both the AOBA and AOBA Alliance websites. For questions regarding the meeting presentations, please contact Frann Francis or April Kreller at (202) 296-3390.

AOBA will hold the next Utility and Energy Market Update Briefing on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the AOBA office from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

 

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Utility and Energy Market Update was held for AOBA members and AOBA Alliance participants. The meeting topics included DC water rates for 2015, an energy market briefing, and utility updates for electricity and natural gas in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For budgeting purposes, AOBA suggests members carefully review the content of the presentation, especially the budget impact charts and surcharge rates included for each utility, for each of the three jurisdictions. Although some numbers are not final at this time, we expect to have final estimates by September 2014.

The utility presenation is currently available on both the AOBA Alliance website and the AOBA website at http://www.aobaalliance.com/energy-market-update/utility-committee-presentations.html or http://www.aoba-metro.org/advocacy/utilities/utility-and-energy-market-briefings. For questions regarding the meeting presentation, please contact Frann Francis or April Kreller at (202) 296-3390.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the Utility Committee Meeting was held for AOBA members and AOBA Alliance participants. The meeting topics included DC water rates for 2014, an energy market briefing, and utility updates for electricity and natural gas in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For budgeting purposes, AOBA suggests that members carefully review the content of the presentation, especially the budget impact charts and surcharge rates included for each utility, for each of the three jurisdictions. The utility presentation is currently available on both the AOBA and AOBA Alliance websites at http://www.aoba-metro.org/advocacy/utilities/utility-committee-2.html or http://www.aobaalliance.com/energy-market-update/utility-committee-presentations.html . For questions regarding the meeting presentation, please contact Frann Francis or April Kreller at (202) 296-3390.