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Capacity & Demand: Hidden Drivers to Energy Retail Costs

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Everyone knows that energy prices in New England are quite high relative to other regions of the country. That is particularly true in Connecticut, where Artis Energy is based. Even though New England’s wholesale energy markets produce competitive prices that reflect suppliers’ costs, per ISO New England, the fact remains that fuel costs – most particularly natural gas which sets the price for wholesale electricity in our region — as well as the need for new power resources and improved transmission, remain key energy cost drivers. Both electricity and natural gas prices have seen dramatic swings in recent years (e.g., in 2012, natural gas prices hit a 10-year low; in the winter of 2015, the region saw some of its highest wholesale electricity prices since 2003), driven in large measure by an inadequate natural gas delivery infrastructure.

But there are other, less visible costs that can – and do — contribute mightily to higher bills for a range of accounts. These include capacity and demand charges. Let’s take a closer look.
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Why Real-Time Data Dwarfs Historical Data

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In an age with an unprecedented amount of data being generated, there’s plenty of material for businesses to work with. Yet all data is not created equal, as real-time data is often significantly more useful than historical data in making accurate decisions.

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Nxegen is now Artis Energy!

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To Our Valued Customers, Partners and Friends

I am pleased to announce an important and exciting change at NXEGEN. We have changed the name of our company to Artis Energy. As part of this process, we have created two subsidiaries — Artis Energy Intelligence and Artis Energy Solutions — to better align the company with the customers and rapidly evolving markets that we serve.

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