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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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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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A Visual Look at the Electric and Natural Gas Delivery Systems

Natural gas and electricity take long and complex journeys from their original sources to their final end-use consumers. Understanding the various stages of each journey — commonly known as the delivery system — is important for those who work in the … Continue reading

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Distribution Automation: The Hidden Revolution

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor While electric storage, renewables, and the Clean Power Plan have received lots of press lately, a fourth revolutionary change has gone widely unnoticed. At the recent IEEE Power and Energy Society General … Continue reading

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New Models Emerging as Potential Future of the Electric Distribution System, Part II

A possible new model for the electric distribution utility, the Distribution System Operator or DSO would break up the electric distribution business in a similar way that the bulk grid in many U.S. regions was disaggregated through the creation of Independent System Operators (ISOs). Continue reading

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Utility Commissions Speak on the Future of the Utility: The Future Hawaiian Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Much discussion lately has focused on the future of the electric utility. Some believe that utilities won’t change much despite all the hype, while others fear a death spiral will result in … Continue reading

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Germany Provides Working Model for High-penetration Solar on the Distribution Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Though in 2012 solar power made up approximately 0.1% of the  electric generation in the United States, solar output has increased sevenfold over the last five years. Is it possible that this … Continue reading

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