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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.

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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Electrification May Be Key to Saving Utilities and the Environment

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor These are uncertain times for electric utilities. With flat load growth, increasing distributed energy, shrinking value for many large centralized power plants, and discussion around changing business models, electric utility shareholders are … Continue reading

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Can Carbon Capture and Storage Do for Coal What President Trump Can’t?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor A key promise of Trump’s presidential campaign was revitalization of the coal industry to maintain coal-related jobs in the U.S. But as we pointed out in our Energy Insider article  “The Election Is … Continue reading

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Renewable Natural Gas: A Viable Fuel for Power Generation and Transportation

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Most of us think of natural gas as a reliable, plentiful fossil fuel. Less discussed is its renewable equivalent: biomethane, a biogas that is the result of the decomposition of organic matter. Once processed, this … Continue reading

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From Where Will the Next Wave of Energy Research and Development Come?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Energy is fundamental to modern life. Yet according to the International Energy Agency, more than 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity, and more than 2.7 billion are without clean cooking … Continue reading

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