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Declining Electric Generation Diversity

September 20th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release proposed new rules that will require any newly constructed power plants that use coal as a fuel source to capture and dispose of all of the carbon created in the electric generation process. This is the latest of many EPA […]

Decades of Ruptures From Defect Show Perils of Old Pipe

September 3rd, 2013

(Bloomberg) – Cristobal Sustaita didn’t know about the pipeline running underground near his West Texas home until it erupted into a fireball in 1976, burning to death five people including his wife and 20-month old son. The explosion was one of the first to focus attention on a lethal welding flaw in U.S. pipelines built […]

The Growing Reliance on Natural Gas for Electric Generation

September 3rd, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The Entergy Corporation decision this week to close the embattled Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by the end of 2014 added another significant variable to the already complex New England electricity reliability and cost containment matrix. The most logical replacement for at least part of the lost generation capability will […]

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.

Therm

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