The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has begun publishing a daily interactive dashboard with an integrated view of energy commodities, including natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), electricity, petroleum products and market-influencing fundamentals, such as weather, that may influence consumption, prices, flows and security in New England.
The New England Dashboard (NED) "is designed to help analysts and decision makers examine many key aspects of the New England energy market: evolving fuel diversification, wholesale price volatility, energy delivery dynamics, the influence of weather on operations, the relationship between electricity prices and fuel prices, and the disposition of regional and on-site fuel stocks," EIA said.
The NED was developed to increase understanding of weather-related energy capacity issues in New England, the agency said. The information comes from a combination of EIA and third-party data, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Independent System Operator New England (ISO-NE), OPIS PointLogic, Thomson Reuters, and S&P Global Market Intelligence.
"Energy delivery infrastructure constraints and outages can have a pronounced influence on New England's wholesale energy prices, energy flows, and operations. As a result, NED features measurements that illustrate these constraints, including nuclear generating capacity availability, real-time locational marginal prices by ISO-NE zone and electric interface, electric generation outages and reductions, and an interactive map indicating natural gas pipeline capacity use at key flow points affecting New England."
EIA plans to update the NED by 10 a.m ET seven days a week with detailed regional information on the status of the electric grid, generation fuel mix, outages and available capacity and more.
A natural gas tab breaks down information including daily gas consumption by sector, deliveries of LNG to the region, and net gas flows.