DOE Releases Winter Heating Fuels and Electricity Markets Report

In an effort to understand the impacts of the winter conditions on heating fuels and electricity markets, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability conducted an in-depth analysis of regional fuel and electricity sectors during the winters of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to assess market behavior and performance. DOE’s analysis focused on events in the Northeast and Midwest regions, where prolonged periods of cold temperatures and severe winter weather had strong effects on energy market prices, supply, and demand. The report titled, “An Assessment of Heating Fuels and Electricity Markets During the Winters of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015" highlights events, trends, and market stressors which provide insight into the experiences and actions taken by the public and private sectors and could help inform future policy decisions. 

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