Category Archives: Renewables

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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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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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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What Does the Future Utility Look Like?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, phone service meant one thing – the service delivered by my local Bell company through copper lines connected to my house. Ask … Continue reading

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Renewables Require System Operators and Designers to Rapidly Respond to Changing Load Curves

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “From the decline of coal power to the rise of energy storage, big changes are taking hold in the industry…changes are taking hold faster than many expected. The electric sector is no … Continue reading

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Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “For the windpower purchasing agreements we’re looking at about $2m a year [in] savings, averaged over the term of the contract.” – Rob Threkhold, Global Manager for Renewable Energy at GM[1] “When … Continue reading

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Energy Issues? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  Well, the field of presidential candidates shrunk a bit since we posted Part I of this article. With Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the race, there are three candidates … Continue reading

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Energy Issues?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  As we get deeper into the presidential election season, the current candidates offer very clear and differing views on what is the right energy path for America. There are two extreme ends of … Continue reading

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