Entries in quarterly prices (8)

Thursday
May032018

Winter 2018 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during December 2017 and January and February 2018

The Winter 2018 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for the three-month period from December 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.

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Friday
Mar022018

Fall 2017 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during September, October, and November 2017 

The Fall 2017 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for September, October, and November of 2017.

The Fall 2017 Quarterly Markets Report notes that the total wholesale cost of electricity (including energy, capacity, and ancillary services) during the three-month period was $1.74 billion, up 49% compared to the market value of $1.17 billion during the fall of 2016. The average real-time wholesale energy price was $30.45 per megawatt-hour, 23% higher than the average real-time price in fall 2016. Higher Forward Capacity Market prices were the biggest contributor to the increase in wholesale market costs relative to Fall 2016. Capacity costs totaled $769 million in Fall 2017, up 170% compared to Fall 2016. Energy costs totaled $925 million, up 12% compared to the prior fall. The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by natural gas prices that averaged $2.71 per million British thermal units, 10% higher than the average price during the fall of 2016. 

Wednesday
Dec272017

Summer 2017 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during June, July, and August 2017

The Summer 2017 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for the three-month period from June 1 through August 31, 2017.

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Spring 2017 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during March, April, and May 2017 

The Spring 2017 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for the three-month period from March 1 through May 31, 2017.

The report notes that the total wholesale cost of electricity (including energy, capacity, and ancillary services) during the three-month period was $1.3 billion, up 26% compared to the market value of $1.0 billion during the spring of 2016. The average day-ahead wholesale energy price was $30.78 per megawatt-hour (MWh), up 32% over the average day-ahead price during spring 2016, while the real-time price was $31.92/MWh, 44% higher than the average real-time price during the previous spring. The year-over-year increase was driven by natural gas prices that were 54% higher, averaging $3.59 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) compared to the $2.33/MMBtu average price during the previous spring. Unseasonably cold temperatures during March 2017 compared with March 2016 drove most of the year-over-year increase in quarterly average prices. In March 2017, natural gas averaged $4.46/MMBtu, a 127% increase over the historically low natural gas prices seen during the previous March.

Monday
May082017

Winter 2017 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during December 2016 and January and February 2017

The Winter 2017 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for the three-month period from December 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017.

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Friday
Feb172017

Fall 2016 markets report reviews wholesale market outcomes during September, October, and November 2016 

The Fall 2016 Quarterly Markets Report prepared by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England reviews wholesale energy market outcomes for September, October, and November of 2016.

The Fall 2016 Quarterly Markets Report notes that the total wholesale cost of electricity (including energy, capacity, and ancillary services) during the three-month period was $1.17 billion, down 17% compared to the market value of $1.40 billion during the fall of 2015. The average real-time wholesale energy price was $24.72 per megawatt-hour, 22% lower than the average real-time price in fall 2015. The year-over-year decline was driven by natural gas prices that averaged $2.45 per million British thermal units, 21% lower than the average price during the fall of 2015. Lower demand was also a factor; energy usage declined 3%, to 28,812 gigawatt-hours, in fall 2016 from the fall 2015 level.

For more, read Winter 2015/2016 recap: New England power system performed well and prices remained low.