Capstone Energy Services


New Wholesale Energy Market Outperforms Expectations

May 18th, 2010

FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA (Business Wire) — California’s new energy market is highly effective and competitive with strong indications the new design is triggering added efficiencies and reducing costs. The findings were reported to the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors by the Department of Market Monitoring today. The 2009 Annual Market Issues and […]

Electric rates down in Texas’ deregulated market

May 14th, 2010

FT WORTH (Star-Telegram) — Electric rates are looking increasingly good for customers in Texas’ deregulated market, as both variable and fixed rates have dropped significantly from a year ago and there is expected to be ample power to meet peak summer demand. On Wednesday, the website operated by the Texas Public Utility Commission showed […]

Oil’s hidden costs visible, but will it matter?

May 5th, 2010

HOUSTON (AP) — America is seeing the usually hidden costs of fossil fuels — an oil spill’s potential for huge environmental and economic damage, and deaths in coal and oil industry accidents. But don’t expect much to change. America and the world crave more oil and coal, no matter the all-too-risky ways needed to extract […]

Glossary Terms

Glossary Terms

Nominated Volume

The physical quantity of gas requested, typically in MMBtu/day, for a specific contract or for all contracts at a specific point.

Marketing Affiliate

A marketing company that has corporate ties to an interstate pipeline, an intrastate pipeline, or a local distribution company.

Energy Only Providers

Power marketers or other electricity vendors who provide and bill for only the energy component of the electricity consumed by the end-use customer.


A unit of heating value equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units (Btu).

Real Power

The component of electric power that performs work, typically measured in kilowatts (kW) or megawatts (MW)--sometimes referred to as Active Power.

Injection (Storage)

The process of delivering natural gas into a storage field for future delivery and use.

Price Ceiling

Statutory maximum lawful prices for various categories of natural gas, including gas destined for both the intrastate and interstate markets.

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Energy Delivery Chains

Energy Delivery Chains

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment

How we assist clients in responding to national environmental concerns.

  • Initiate and manage a "Green" energy procurement program
  • Evaluate national legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
  • Track energy use and related emissions estimate