June 1 2018

Hey Google, How’s Grandma? Japanese Utilities Get Creative

Utilities offer remote electricity monitoring to lower churn One system connects to smart speakers such as Google Home   Example of electricity monitoring offered by Japan’s electric utilities To prevent further erosion of their residential customer base, five Japanese electric utilities offer to monitor a family member’s real-time electricity usage with artificial intelligence. The service, […]

June 1 2018

Economics of U.S. Shale Oil Production

U.S. oil output has boomed since 2014 as drillers have increased their use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, making the nation one of the world’s top three producers, as seen in BNEF’s JODI data LiveSheet (clients can access the LiveSheet here).  Drillers have also gotten more efficient, extracting more oil from wells for less money. As a result, […]

May 17 2018

2H 2017 Wind O&M Price Index

The average price for full-service O&M agreements signed in 2017 equaled $20,800/MW/yr. Tier 2 IPPs and utilities access the lowest pricing at $20,122 per MW/yr and $21,169 per MW/yr.  Due to their size, large players have tended to be price makers while smaller asset owners with 500MW or less have been price takers. The O&M Price […]

May 9 2018

2H 2017 Wind Turbine Price Index

The price of wind turbines set for delivery in 2H 2017 averaged $990,000 per MW according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Wind Turbine Price Index. Prices broke through the $1 million per MW barrier largely due to competitive pricing in established markets of Western Europe and North America. The Wind Turbine Price Index tracks turbine supply agreements […]

April 26 2018

Utilities Go In-House as Digital Payoffs Become Clear

As the potential savings from digital technologies in the energy sector become clearer, more utilities are looking to take control. A recent BNEF study found that utilities are often bringing digital platforms in-house, and not just relying on third-parties for new techniques and services. It is fair to ask why utilities would do this: developing […]

April 10 2018

Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2

Key findings in the report, Electric Buses in Cities: Driving Towards Cleaner Air and Lower CO2, authored by BNEF on behalf of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, highlight e-buses’ competitiveness with conventional diesel and CNG fueled buses.  Air quality is a growing concern in many urban environments and has direct health implications for residents. […]

April 9 2018

New England Coal Leans Heavily on Capacity Market Crutch

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Resource adequacy accounted for 48% of revenue in 2017 Coal supplied 2% of region’s power versus 12% in 2005-2010 New England coal revenues, costs and operating margins ($/MW-day) Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Falling power prices in the U.S. have furthered coal plants’ reliance on […]

April 4 2018

New BMW and Daimler JV to Reshape Global Carsharing Market

This article first appeared on the BNEF mobile app and the Bloomberg Terminal. Merger creates business with 4 million users and 20,000 cars Ride-hailing and EV-charging services also integrated Top fleet-based carsharing businesses by vehicles and users Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Note: BMW-Daimler JV fleet size estimated using Car2Go and DriveNow data. Data not available for Myles […]

March 23 2018

LNG Shipments Won’t Solve U.S.-China Trade Imbalance

By Anastacia Dialynas, Gas Market Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is one of the solutions to reduce the China trade deficit with the U.S., according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In an interview with Bloomberg TV yesterday, Ross suggested that China could divert its purchases of LNG to the U.S. in order […]

March 19 2018

Mexico Forecast to Add 24 TWh of Clean Energy by 2022

Mexico’s 2013 energy reform has changed the corporate power market dramatically. The introduction of a market in clean energy certificates (CEL) will lead to the generation of an additional 24 terawatt-hours of clean energy by 2022, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in its 1H 2018 Corporate Energy Market Outlook. The CELs are the primary mechanism by which […]

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