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Posted July 22, 2016Today in Energy

Electric grid operators forecast load shapes to plan electricity supply ›

In the electric power sector, load shapes refer to the varying amounts of electricity required over time. Daily load shapes vary by region, climate, and time (daily, monthly, seasonally). Each day, balancing authorities—the entities charged with balancing electric supply and demand—forecast hourly electricity demand on their system for the next day. More


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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7/21/2016: $44.75/barrels

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7/21/2016: $2.692/MMBtu

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7/16/2016: 15.141 million tons

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down2.433 million tons from year earlier

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7/15/2016: 3,277 Bcf

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7/15/2016: 519.5 million barrels

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