Tag Archives: Distributed Energy

Utility Commissions Speak on the Future of the Utility: Microgrids in California, Part I

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In May, we began exploring what state regulators are thinking about the future of the utility. We started by discussing the vision laid out by the Public Utilities Commission of Hawaii.[1] This month … Continue reading

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One Merchant Generator’s Plans for a “Distributed Generation-centric, Disaggregated Future”

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor The threat that new technologies and market evolution have on the current utility business model is very real. In a world of declining load growth driven by energy efficiency and increasing viability of … Continue reading

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Electric Industry Seeks Balance between Distributed Generation and the Traditional Grid

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics’ Instructor The industry “topic du jour” in 2013 was that utilities are facing dramatic and potentially disastrous changes to their business. These revelations could be traced to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) assertion that various “disruptive … Continue reading

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Will Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon Displace Your Utility?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor One of the more outspoken and forward-thinking executives in today’s energy industry is NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane.  When recently asked who NRG’s competitors will be in the future, he responded: “If … Continue reading

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