North America power markets short-term outlook December 2016
For the month of December, wind output was particularly stronger than in 2015. While wind generation was stronger, so was overall demand. While this pop in demand was not unexpected, it helped steady gas demand balances for the month in the face of rising gas prices and increased wind output. While stronger trends in both wind and demand continued into the first half of January, February could again bring a stronger pop to demand, as weather support was significantly below normal in 2016.