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About Enerdynamics

Enerdynamics was formed in 1995 to meet the growing demand for timely, dynamic and effective business training in the gas and electric industries. Our comprehensive education programs are focused on teaching you and your employees the business of energy. And because we have a firm grasp of what's happening in our industry on both a national and international scale, we can help you make sense of a world that often makes no sense at all.

Update on Energy Storage

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Earlier this year on Energy Currents we explored how storage is changing paradigms in electricity system design and operations. Given that storage use is evolving rapidly, it is worth a bit more discussion … Continue reading

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Energy Prices Aren’t Always Predictable, Part II – the Natural Gas Version

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week I wrote about how many in the electricity industry were surprised by price behavior during the solar eclipse.  This week, let’s look at another unique event – Hurricane Harvey hitting the … Continue reading

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Energy Prices Aren’t Always Predictable

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Not an energy trader? You might be grateful for that. Predicting price behavior is seemingly harder and harder. History would tell us that in regions with high penetrations of renewables, an event that … Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse Showed Us How Power Grids Effectively Handle Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, numerous articles appeared questioning whether U.S. power grids could handle the expected loss of solar power.  This map from the Energy … Continue reading

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U.S. Becomes a Net Natural Gas Exporter

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The U.S. has traditionally been a natural gas importer that depends on pipeline supplies from Canada, and, to a lesser extent, amounts of gas via LNG tanker. Source: Data from EIA website … Continue reading

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ISO Markets Continue to Expand, Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week’s Energy Currents article discussed how organized competitive markets run by an Independent System Operator (ISO) are winning out over less-competitive unorganized markets centered around vertically integrated utilities, bilateral trading, and transmission … Continue reading

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ISO Markets Continue to Expand, Part I

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator For the last 20 years, it appeared North America was locked into two paradigms on wholesale market design: Less competitive unorganized markets centered around vertically integrated utilities, bilateral trading, and transmission wheeling services … Continue reading

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