Category Archives: Electricity

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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Is the End of Baseload Generation a Reality?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Since the mid-20th century, it’s been widely accepted wisdom: For electric utilities to economically serve customers they must build generating systems rooted in large baseload plants. But with the recent growth of … Continue reading

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A Look at Japan’s Post-disaster Grid Resilience

Introduction by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Presentation by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Facilitator Sure everyone wants a more resilient electric grid. Especially after a recent natural disaster that caused long outages. But few consumers want to pay the increased … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Electricity Market Reforms Create New Opportunities

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In a recent blog post we compared the current deregulation of Mexico’s gas market to the 1990s in the United States. But unlike the U.S., which phased gas and electricity restructuring, Mexico … Continue reading

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Can Wyoming Reinvigorate the Coal Industry?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Texas and Wyoming are perhaps the two states most associated with fossil fuels production – Texas with its oil and natural gas, and Wyoming with its coal. Concerns about global warming, evolution of … Continue reading

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What Services Can Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Provide to the Grid? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Our last blog post discussed the transformation from an electric grid driven by centralized generation to a grid powered by distributed energy resources (DER). For this transformation to successfully occur, industry insiders must understand … Continue reading

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What Services Can Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Provide to the Grid?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Some key regions around the world – New York, California, and Germany among others – are amidst a major transformation from an electric grid driven by centralized generation to a grid powered by … Continue reading

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