Key New England Electricity and Gas Market Catalysts

Andy Weissman, leading national expert on US electricity and natural gas markets, presents a special program that focuses exclusively on New England for the balance of 2018 — and beyond.

August 9, 2018 — 9:30am to 4:30pm — Q&A 4:30 to 5:30pm  |  Register by July 31: $99  |  After Aug 1: $199

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

Morning Session: Primer of New England Electricity and Gas Markets

Learn about the structural underpinnings of New England’s wholesale power market.

Afternoon Session: Key Price Drivers for Electricity and Gas – Fall 2018, Winter 2018-2019 and Beyond

Understand how current state and federal regulatory decisions are laying the groundwork for New England’s energy future.

Luncheon 12:30-1:30  |  Attendees Get Free 3-Month "Energy Risk Report" Subscription


Primer of New England Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Morning Session – Topics:

  • Overview of New England Electricity and Natural Gas Markets:
    • Overview of ISO-New England energy and capacity markets
    • Regional supply/demand fundamentals; link between electricity and natural gas prices
    • Role of ISO-New England vs. FERC and state PUCs
    • Changing regional fuel and generation mix
    • Lack of adequate of adequate pipeline infrastructure
  • Primary Regional Price Drivers:
    • Factors that cause price volatility, incl. natural gas pipeline and storage constraints
    • Status of stakeholder-led fuel security reforms
    • New England’s unique exposure to severe winter price spikes
    • Pay-for-Performance incentives and ISO-NE’s two-stage capacity auction
  • Hedging Strategies
    • How to assess price risks
  • Other Key Issues in New England
    • Shift to distributed energy and demand-side management
    • Energy storage and distributed resources
    • Long-term implications of solar and offshore wind



Key Price Drivers for Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Afternoon Session – Topics:

  • Natural gas and electricity price forecasts for fall 2018 and winter 2018-2019
  • Causes of last winter’s extreme electricity and natural gas price spikes, and risk last winter’s extreme prices will be repeated
  • Pipeline constraints/adequacy of regional gas supply
    • Prospects of new pipelines being added
  • Impact of changes in FERC and ISO-New England rules
    • Fuel security contracts
    • Pay-for-performance
    • Two-stage capacity auction
  • Potential impact of retirement of Mystic power plant and Everett LNG import terminal
  • Long-term role of:
    • Power plant retirements
    • Community solar
    • Energy Storage
    • Offshore wind
    • Energy efficiency program
    • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations
    • Likely future changes in FERC and ISO-New England rules
  • Long-term price trends for electricity and natural gas


This special New England electricity and natural gas program is designed for large commercial, industrial and institutional energy users; utilities; electricity brokers, consultants, and aggregators; municipal co-ops; traders; and hedge funds.

EBW AnalyticsGroup, under the leadership of energy expert Andy Weissman, has been providing independent energy market analysis and research since 2003.

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