Weather Prep

What’s the Weather Forecast for February 2017?

What's the Weather? February, 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Possibly the biggest factor effecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also effects the demand, supply, and ultimately the price of energy on the wholesale markets. In our What’s the Weather? series, we’ll track weather forecasts and events to see how they impact your energy bills and how that information can help you save. READ MORE

Examining the Weather Predictions for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Examining the Weather Predictions for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

What La Niña?

Back in Spring 2016, the expectation around the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was the monster El Niño (also called the “El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO for short) that kept North America so warm over Winter 2015 and squashed 2015 Atlantic hurricanes had faded out, only to be replaced with a La Niña developing in April 2016 and emerging by late summer. READ MORE