Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why Close a Perfectly Good Nuclear Power Plant?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Low natural gas prices continue to impact the U.S. electric markets in new and surprising ways.  While teaching a class recently, I was asked why Dominion Resources would be closing its Kewaunee … Continue reading

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Renewables Drive Western Electricity Markets to Real-time Competition

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Quietly, but seemingly inexorably, U.S. wholesale markets continue to march toward higher levels of competition. Later this year, Entergy will bring its 35,000 MW of load into the Midwest ISO (MISO).  And … Continue reading

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How Could the Lights Go Out at the Super Bowl?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor When I worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in the late 1980s, the San Francisco area hosted a classic World Series in which the San Francisco Giants played against their … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: A Crisis or a Manageable Issue?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor San Bruno, Calif.; Allentown, Pa.; Sissonville, W.V.; Cleburne, Texas. Listening to the media coverage on towns impacted by natural gas disasters, it seems believable that the 230,000 miles of gathering lines, 300,000 … Continue reading

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