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Energy markets are ever changing. Our team of experts stays on top of emerging trends and issues impacting the electricity and natural gas markets, and Acclaim’s white papers reflect the company’s thought leadership and first-mover advantage.

Are ERCOT’s Expected Power Reserves at Risk?

(July 6, 2015) ERCOT strives to maintain a “reserve margin” of 13.75% (surplus supply divided by projected peak demand, both in MW) to meet a reliability target that allows for a single loss of load event in ten years. Although planning reserve margins appear healthy in ERCOT’s current forecast, a number of factors could adversely and significantly impact them.
By Scott Fordham

Standby Power Reliability and Fuel Economy Strategies by Power Secure

(October 31, 2014) A standby power system is a critical element to provide operations assurance to any mission critical facility. Get all of the up-to-date information on how acquiring an emergency power system can benefit your organization by downloading the Standby Power Reliability and Fuel Economy Strategies by Power Secure.
By Scott Fordham

Do You Know What Makes A Good Energy Consultant

(October 23, 2013) Find out how a quality energy consultant helps manages the risk involved in strategic energy sourcing for your business.
By Scott Fordham

Data Centers: A Holistic Approach to Energy Management

(July 26, 2013) - As we move through the 21st century, technological improvements are doubling every two years. As a result, tremendous expansion is taking place in the Data Center industry. The growth is providing the storage and electronic side with both challenges and opportunities. At the center of it all is how to optimize the Data Centers for energy reliability, efficiency, revenue generation and sustainability.
By Scott Fordham

Texas Gross Receipts Taxes – Avoid Being Overcharged

(June 17, 2013) Understand the variety of taxes and fees that are included in the electricity bill and determined by the location of the meter for organizations and businesses in Texas.
By Scott Fordham

The Impact of PJM Capacity and Reliability Pricing Models

(May 21, 2013) Understand the impact that RPM has on their overall energy cost.
By Acclaim Energy

Energy Management: The Process and Impact of New Transmission and Distribution

(April 9, 2013) Insight into the importance of transmission investment
By Acclaim Energy

Energy congestion in west Texas is costing millions to end users

(March 2013) Congestion costs in the West Load Zone increased dramatically in 2012, and in 2013 we expect the trend to continue. While these costs have tapered off since October 2012, there are reasons to believe that congestion in the West Load Zone will continue to be a significant issue through 2015. Additionally, in light of the root causes of congestion cost increases in the West Load Zone, there is a chance that such costs could also increase in the South Zone over the next year or two as the Eagle Ford Shale play grows.
By Scott Fordham

Electricity Product Structuring- Mitigate Risk

(February 12, 2013) All you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
By Acclaim Energy

Making “Smart Energy” Work for Texas

May, 2012
By Scott Fordham