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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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SCOTUS Rules On Demand Response

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Facilitator and Director at EMI Consulting Background: FERC Order 745, issued in 2012, required RTOs to pay the full locational marginal price (LMP) to economic demand response resources participating in real-time and day-ahead markets as long as … Continue reading

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Helping Customers Make Sense of New Choices in a Distributed Energy World

by Matthew Rose, Director EMI Consulting and Enerdynamics Instructor As the electric industry evolves to a more distributed model where end-use customers are directly involved in energy markets, new products will be required so that distribution and transmission system operators … Continue reading

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Must States Step Up to Keep Demand Response Participating in Wholesale Markets? Part II

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor In last week’s blog, we discussed the recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision that vacated FERC’s Order 745 concerning participation of demand response (DR) resources in wholesale markets. In that decision, the Court disagreed with FERC’s … Continue reading

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Must States Step Up to Keep Demand Response Participating in Wholesale Markets? Part I

 By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor It’s been a busy few months in the nation’s capital with a number of notable decisions and policy changes that target the country’s electricity industry. Among the decisions causing great debate is the ruling from … Continue reading

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A Look at PJM’s Capacity Auction Results

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor Each year, the PJM Interconnection administers the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) auction to ensure forecast electricity requirements for the PJM system three years in the future with prices established through competitive bidding. The auction reflects pricing from … Continue reading

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Drop in Electric Demand and Spike in Rates an Ignored Issue in the Midwest

By Bill Malcolm, guest author When EPA announced new emissions regulations affecting coal power plants, some in the industry predicted resulting power outages. But as coal retirements occur, the situation looks much less dire. Initial 8,500 MW power shortfall predictions … Continue reading

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