Spot natural gas prices inched up across the country and England saw its spot power price hit triple digits again at over $102/MWh.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) data posted Jan. 16 showed New England with the highest spot power price in the nation at $102.03/MWh. New England also recorded the highest spot natural gas price in the nation at $14.37/mmBtu.
The New England spot gas price was up almost 41% from the previous day. The spot gas price for New York City rose 39% from the prior day to $58.84/mmBtu.
In addition, daily spot natural gas prices for all 10 regions monitored by EIA increased by at least 4%.
Meanwhile, Exelon (NYSE:EXC) is returning its Dresden 2 nuclear power facility in Illinois to service. Dresden 2 was listed at 23% generation early Jan. 16, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data.
Exelon had taken Dresden 2 out of service on the evening of Jan. 13 after discovering an elevated water level in the reactor. It was returned to service around 3 a.m. on Jan. 16.
Federal agencies will be observing the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, Jan. 19 so they won’t be publishing energy data on that day.