Volume 18, Issue 10 | August 16, 2021

Energy Audits

One way to maximize your company’s energy efficiency is with an energy audit. A thorough analysis from an expert can reveal where you’re using the most power and how you can reduce it. An audit can identify particular points where you’re experiencing energy loss, and which systems are using more power than they should. An auditor will then show you ways to fix it, thus reducing your energy consumption.

To learn more about WGL Energy’s renewable energy solutions visit our website or call 1-833-61-GREEN (1-833-614-7336) to speak with one of our energy experts.


Editor's Note

A Break From The Heat?

Week in review for August 8 14, 2021

On Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday August 6, 2021 was 2,776 BCF.  This was an increase of 49 BCF from the previous week, lower than market expectations.  Inventories are now 548 BCF lower than last year at this time, and 178 BCF below the 5-year average.

After a scorcher of a week that may have seen the PJM electricity grid at it highest level for the year on Thursday 8/12, next week looks to give some relief with Mid-Atlantic temperatures at or below averages for this time of year. 

Near-term prices fell back a bit, with the 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Sept 21-Aug 22)  down 2.8% and the PJM Western Hub ATC (7X24) 12-month strip was down 1.6%.


Weather

Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

  

 

*Feb-21

*Mar-21

Apr-21

May-21

June-21 

July-21 

Normal 

677

546

236

156

351

522

 Actual

763

435

238

119

348

492

Departure from Normal 

11%
Cooler

18%
Warmer

1%
Cooler

24%
Cooler

1%
Cooler

6%
Cooler

Cooling degree day (CDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65-degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.

*Heating degree day (HDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is above 65, there are no heating degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is less than 65 degrees, then subtract that average temperature from 65 to find the number of heating degree days.