Monthly Archives: March 2011

Natural Gas: Overcoming the Ugly Duckling Syndrome, Part I

By Belinda Petty, Enerdynamics Instructor For many decades, natural gas was perceived as a nuisance, an after-thought, a stepchild to oil and other energy sources.  From its discovery in the late 1800s, oil producers and coal miners simply wanted rid … Continue reading

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Electric Storage Revolution Coming Soon?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President For the last century, electric grids have been designed and operated with the paradigm that electricity cannot economically be stored except in very limited cases. However, new storage technologies are developing rapidly and those currently … Continue reading

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High-penetration Renewables: Far-fetched or Feasible?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President The U.S. has in recent years experienced significant growth in renewable generation. Multiple states are now implementing electric resource plans that incorporate high levels of renewable generation. These include Hawaii at 40%, California at 33%, … Continue reading

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U.S. Becoming Natural Gas Exporter?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President Just three years ago, the overwhelming consensus was that U.S. and Canadian natural gas supplies were dwindling and growing demand would overwhelm supply, thus resulting in long-term high prices. Developers seeking to take advantage of … Continue reading

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