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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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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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Electric Utilities Preparing for Grid of the Future

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Distributed energy resources are among the biggest opportunities for utilities in coming years (see Utility Dive’s 2015 State of the Electric Utility survey). Delivering on the opportunity requires utilities to rethink the traditional … Continue reading

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The Home of the Future: A Profit Center for Residents?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor As the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) states in its report titled The Integrated Grid: “The role and operation of the U.S. electric power system are undergoing profound changes driven by the spread of distributed … Continue reading

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How Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies Are Driving Low Load Growth

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has increased 9% since 2008, yet electricity use has not increased at all. In our last blog post, we looked at factors that are contributing to the … Continue reading

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