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Energy Risk Management: Five Steps to Improve Your Process

Choose the right risk metric. Energy portfolios vary greatly from company to company and location to location.  No two energy portfolios are the same, and risk management strategies must be tailored to the unique risk factors of each portfolio. Many companies use a traditional Value-at-Risk (VaR) metric to report risk to their Board and to highlight risk to the portfolio …

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cQuant Insight: GE Rings Funeral Toll for Baseload Generation

***This article is the first in a two-part series on the effects of high renewable penetration on thermal generation operational paradigms. The next article will discuss how utility supply planners, generation asset managers, and renewable PPA purchasers can leverage today’s best practices in energy analytics to position their portfolios for a future without baseload power.***  The fact that our generation …

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Energy Analytics Revolution is Here!

I have been writing recently about the risks associated with buying enterprise software, advances in cloud computing, and the benefits of software-as-a-service. I have tried to keep those articles fairly vendor agnostic. This article is going to be more self-serving. I am basically going to describe why we at cQuant.io decided to build a new type of energy analytics company. What is wrong …

“Bomb Cyclone” Highlights Need for Energy Risk Management

For many on the east coast, the end of 2017 brought more than Yuletide cheer and presents. A weather event called a “bomb cyclone” brought over a foot of snow followed by weeks of cold weather that ticked new record low temperatures in many of the northeastern United States. Many states experienced temperatures 20-30 degrees below normal and strong winds …