Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Typical Day at an ISO (Independent System Operator)

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator To prepare for an operating day, the independent system operator (ISO) must schedule units one day ahead of time to provide supply across the upcoming 24 hours. This is handled by the … Continue reading

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What is the Least-cost Source of Electricity in Your Community?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Average Costs Across the U.S. In our June 2016 blog post titled Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables we described how the price of utility-scale wind and solar projects was becoming … Continue reading

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Corporate Purchasers Are As Important as Utilities in Renewables Growth

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  In recent years, new wind and solar electric generating capacity has outpaced all other sources of power. In 2016, the two renewables sources grew by more than 20,000 MW compared to the … Continue reading

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Will Low Natural Gas Prices Continue?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  In 2016, annual average natural gas prices in the U.S. were the lowest since 1999. Source: EIA website   Interestingly, this occurred even with a slight drop in production and slight increases … Continue reading

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