Power prices jump as blizzard nears: report

"As a powerful storm moved up the U.S. East Coast... in the New England Power Pool, electricity for today surged $5.37, or 9.2 percent, to $63.61 a megawatt-hour. Power in the PJM Interconnection, a benchmark for the mid-Atlantic region, jumped $3.68, or 8 percent, to $49.46 a megawatt-hour," reports Bloomberg News here. Natural gas up a bit, too.