Category Archives: Electricity

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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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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Do Your Employees Understand Wholesale Power Markets?

by Enerdynamics Staff Do your employees understand the electric services that are bought and sold in wholesale markets? Do they know which services are traded in bilateral, exchange, and centralized ISO markets? Can they explain to coworkers and customers how these … Continue reading

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What Can the Energy Industry Expect Under the Trump Administration? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week we looked at how the incoming Trump administration may or may not significantly impact the energy industry, particularly the natural gas and coal sectors. This week we continue the discussion … Continue reading

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Electricity Will Bypass Any Border Walls

  by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In recent years, U.S. imports of electricity from Mexico have grown significantly, mostly through bilateral energy sales into California. As Mexico implemented its electricity market reform earlier this year, Mexican officials … Continue reading

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Are Zero Marginal Costs Transforming the Energy Industry?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In his 2014 book The Zero Marginal Cost Society, futurist Jeremy Rifkin states his view that  “the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and … Continue reading

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Are E-Bay Style Transactions and Blockchains Ready to Transform Electricity Markets?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Over the last 20 years, the electric industry has gradually transitioned how its consumers purchase electric services. Prior to the 1990s, all consumers bought bundled service from their monopoly local utility. Beginning … Continue reading

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