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July 2022 – Energy News

July 120 2022

From the war in Ukraine and subsequent energy crisis in Europe, to continued growth in natural gas power generation and record-high temperatures, the demand for U.S. natural gas continues to grow.  

Over the last twelve months, the U.S. has experienced consistently higher natural gas prices, with the Henry Hub spot price nearly....
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Volatility in the Market – What You Need to Know

July 18, 2022

Does the volatility in the current natural gas market leave you wondering “Why is this happening?” and, more importantly, “How will it impact me?”

We know there is a lot happening right now, and in this article, we will help clarify the key points so that you can better understand the situation and how it affects your natural gas price.
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June 2022 – Energy News

June 21, 2022

Recently there has been extreme volatility in the natural gas market. On June 14, gas was settled at $7.68/million BTU, down from the previous week's high of $9.43, but up from a year ago when it closed at $3.36...
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May 2022 – Energy News

May 20, 2022

‍The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused extensive volatility in the global energy markets.  As the global community binds together to place sanctions on Russia, the crisis is showing how important U.S. oil and natural gas production is to global energy security....
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Missouri School Boards’ Association Awards Contract to WoodRiver Energy  

May 23, 2022

The Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) has awarded WoodRiver Energy a three-year contract to be the natural gas supplier for the MSBA Natural Gas Consortium....
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Nebraska Association of School Boards Selects WoodRiver Energy for Natural Gas

April 5, 2022

The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) has partnered with WoodRiver Energy as its new natural gas supplier for its Nebraska Joint Utility Management Program (NJUMP)....
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WoodRiver Energy Customer Portal

Introducing the New WoodRiver Portal

February 17, 2022

The redesigned portal will feature a new, cohesive design and interface to make it easier for you to manage your account from anywhere...
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Energy News – February 2022

February 17, 2022

As we approach the one-year anniversary of one of the most volatile events in energy history, Winter Storm Uri, we wanted to inform you of the continued changes that we’re seeing in the natural gas market and how global issues are going to bring new challenges ahead...
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Choice Natural Gas Program

Choice: How Does Natural Gas get to my House or Business?

February 1, 2022

Every day we turn on our stoves, hot water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and gas is there. We know that if we smell rotten eggs, to call emergency services. But how does that gas get to your house or business? How does WoodRiver Energy play a role?...
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Choice Natural Gas Program

Choice Gas Program: What you need to know

February 1, 2022

As we approach spring, it’s that time again for Black Hills Energy residential and commercial customers in western Nebraska and Wyoming to select their natural gas supplier. Choice simply allows you to select a natural gas commodity price option from approved suppliers that best fits your needs and budget....
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Choice Natural Gas Program

Choice Gas Program: What happens if you don’t make a selection?

February 1, 2022

The Choice Program through Black Hills Energy gives you the power to select the best price option for your budget from an approved natural gas supplier. However, the key is to be savvy and make sure you do not miss the deadline as it could cost you more!...
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WoodRiver Energy Selected to Help Kansas and Missouri Hospitals Protect Their Natural Gas Budget

February 4, 2022

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS — APS, a joint venture of the Kansas Hospital Association and the Missouri Hospital Association, is proud to announce WoodRiver Energy as the new supplier of natural gas for the APS Natural Program....
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Energy News – December 2021

December 15, 2021

As we draw 2021 to a close, the natural gas market has experienced one of the most volatile years in the last three decades—from the damaging impact from Winter Storm Uri in February to natural gas shortages in Europe and Asia...
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Energy News – November 2021

November 17, 2021

Over the last year, the U.S. natural gas market has been volatile— from the unprecedented impact of Winter Storm Uri in February to the damaging effects of Hurricane Ida. We want to keep you informed as we’re heading into what is expected to be one of the most expensive winter heating seasons in...
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Getting Your Sites Ready for Summer Using ConnectedControl

Mey 1, 2021

‍Summer is quickly approaching. With record heat levels being reached every year, ensuring your building is reaching its maximum efficiency is key for your budget. Here are a few ways you can utilize ConnectedControl to ensure an efficient, comfortable summer while reducing unexpected electrical equipment repairs:
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Golden Restaurant Awarded the Inaugural Colorado Restaurant Association Sustainability Award

November 1, 2021

GOLDEN, CO — As a way of recognizing, promoting, and inspiring local restaurants to implement sustainable practices, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is excited to announce Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza as the first recipient of the CRA’s Sustainability & Innovation Award, presented by WoodRiver Energy...
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Kansas Association of School Boards Partners with WoodRiver Energy for Natural Gas

August 10, 2021

TOPEKA, KANSAS  — The Kansas Association of School Boards is excited to announce its new partner and marketer of the KASB Energy Management Program, formerly the Kansas Joint Utility Management Pool, WoodRiver Energy. KASB’s Energy Management Program is a long-standing member service that has saved school districts across the state of Kansas tens of millions of dollars over the last three decades. With over 170 member districts and organizations, the pool is ready to enter a new and energizing phase of its existence...
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Was your budget impacted by Winter Storm Uri?

June 28, 2021

When Winter Storm Uri hit the central and southern U.S. in February, it caused one of the largest energy crises our country has faced in recent times. As millions of people tried to keep their homes and businesses warm, demand soared while the cold weather caused impairments in production...
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Energy Management System

Controlling Your Commercial HVAC

May 10, 2021

Businesses waste 60 percent of their energy dollars each year which is a result from inefficient HVAC units and lighting to poorly maintained equipment to ineffective HVAC schedules.  That’s why it’s essential to take a holistic approach to monitoring and controlling your electrical infrastructure. Since nearly half of energy waste is related to HVAC units, we’ll explore the differences between an energy management solution and a standard programmable thermostat.
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Energy Management System

Actual Data Taking the Guess Work Out of Facility Diagnostics and HVAC Troubleshooting

May 10, 2021

The growing number of internet connected devices are transforming the way commercial and industrial industries operate. From product development, to point of sale, to customer service the huge amount of data gives business the insight they need to be better...
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Energy Management System

HVAC Scope Test – Ensure Your HVAC is Working Properly

May 5, 2021

The extreme temperatures of winter and summer can push your HVAC units to the limit.  That’s why making sure that your HVAC equipment is running properly cannot only save you time but also help eliminate costly last-minute repairs.
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A Reflection of Winter Storm Uri with Don Krattenmaker

May 28, 2021

In February, Winter Storm Uri hit the central and southern states, bringing record low temperatures and causing an energy crisis in Texas that was unprecedented. As a few months have now passed, we wanted to sit down and reflect on what happened with Don Krattenmaker, VP of Business Development, to discuss the affects of this event, and what we can expect to see going forward...
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A Note About Recent Weather-Related Market Conditions

February 17, 2021

The impact from last weekend’s cold weather event has resulted in a breakdown in the U.S. energy infrastructure from electricity to natural gas.  Listed below are certain facts that we have right now and some thoughts on how this weather event will impact the industry for years to come...
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Top 5 Ways Business Are Wasting Energy

January 1, 2021

Energy is one of the largest expenses for commercial businesses, yet many business owners are missing out on simple opportunities to reduce their energy waste and lower these costs. Below are 5 common ways businesses are wasting energy, and minor changes they can make to see substantial cost savings...
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