Tag Archives: Distributed Resources

Key Trends in the Electric Industry in 2016, Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor As we settle in to 2016, it seems the months ahead will be pivotal for the electric industry and particularly utilities. Last week we discussed two industry trends that we predict will  gain steam … Continue reading

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Key Trends in the Electric Industry in 2016, Part I

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In future years, we likely will look back on 2016 as a transformational year in the electric industry. This week and next we will examine key trends that in the coming year may … 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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New Models Emerging as Potential Future of the Electric Distribution System, Part I

Technology is rapidly changing electric distribution and customer energy usage, which means electric utilities and their regulators are working to develop a model for the future of the electric distribution utility. Two potential models that are emerging in some U.S. states are the Distribution System Platform Provider (DSPP) and the Distribution System Operator (DSO). Continue reading

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Solar and Distributed Generation: Utility Business Model Threat or Rate Design Problem?

By Bill Malcolm, Guest Author* During the last two years, the utility industry has awoken to the role of solar and other forms of distributed generation and their impact on the utility business model.  At an Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission forum, … Continue reading

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

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Last week’s post on Energy Currents introduced discussion of a whitepaper written by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Policy and Planning Division titled Microgrids: A Regulatory Policy. In that post we examined … Continue reading

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