Category Archives: Electricity

Low Costs Continue to Drive Growth of Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported that in the last four years, over half of the new utility-scale generation capacity in the U.S. has come from renewable technologies: Source: EIA Today … Continue reading

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ComEd Chicago – Building a Future Grid Under Performance-based Rates

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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A Look at Blockchain Technology and Electric Trading

Some believe that blockchain technology is key to allowing parties in an electric transaction to transact directly – no central intermediaries required. Continue reading

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Environmentally Beneficial Electrification May Save Electric Utilities From the Death Spiral

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Some electric industry observers suggest that utilities will never again see steady electric load growth. Jim Rogers, the former CEO of Duke Energy has been quoted as saying: “I think the demand for … Continue reading

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The EPA Has Withdrawn the Clean Power Plan – So What’s Next?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Discussions in Washington on how to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change seem endless. In 2015, following failure of Congress to develop a legislative solution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released … Continue reading

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Three Western Governors Talk Energy

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In some ways Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming look a lot alike. Parts of each state are sparsely populated prairie, and each state has beautiful mountains and wonderful skiing. Each state is an important … Continue reading

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Con Edison New York – Transitioning to a Distributed Services Platform Provider

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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Hawaii Electric – Leading the Way to 100% Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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Have We Reached the Tipping Point for Electric Vehicles?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator “I think if we look back in a few years we would call 2017 the tipping point of electric vehicles.” ~ Arnoud Balhuizen, Chief Commercial Officer of BHP Billington speaking at a conference … Continue reading

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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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