Category Archives: Renewables

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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The EPA Has Withdrawn the Clean Power Plan – So What’s Next?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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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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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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Demand Side Management Key to California’s Changing Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The role of demand side management (DSM) programs traditionally has been three-fold: reduce overall usage through energy efficiency (EE) efforts (for example, weatherization or more efficient light bulbs) reduce usage at times of system … Continue reading

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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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