Tag Archives: Electric Grid

Hawaii Electric – Leading the Way to 100% Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse Showed Us How Power Grids Effectively Handle Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, numerous articles appeared questioning whether U.S. power grids could handle the expected loss of solar power.  This map from the Energy … Continue reading

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Utility of the Future: Recent Study’s Six Key Findings

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Electric utilities across the world are working diligently to identify new business models that will provide success in such a future world. Then each must begin the arduous task of implementing the … Continue reading

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Is the End of Baseload Generation a Reality?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Since the mid-20th century, it’s been widely accepted wisdom: For electric utilities to economically serve customers they must build generating systems rooted in large baseload plants. But with the recent growth of … Continue reading

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A Look at Japan’s Post-disaster Grid Resilience

Introduction by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Presentation by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Facilitator Sure everyone wants a more resilient electric grid. Especially after a recent natural disaster that caused long outages. But few consumers want to pay the increased … 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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