Tag Archives: Electric Markets

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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2014 Seminar Series Covers Energy Industry Basics and Timely Topics like Shale, LNG

Enerdynamics’ most popular seminars on electric and natural gas industry basics are back in 2014 as part of our public seminar series. Additionally, this year’s line-up features three new seminars that explore some of the hottest topics affecting today’s energy landscape: LNG, … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry: A Review of 2013 Highlights and What May Come in 2014, Part II

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Happy New Year! In last week’s Part I of this post, we looked at a few energy industry trends that emerged in 2013: low electric load growth, the closing of nuclear plants for economical reasons, and … Continue reading

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Indiana, Michigan Debate Merits of Electric Retail Choice

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Belief in electric retail choice continues to be split in the U.S. with no consensus among the various states. But industrial customers in states without choice continue to look for options. Discussions about retail choice … Continue reading

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How will utilities cope with shrinking electric demand growth? Part II

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor In last week’s post and Part I of this discussion, I examined the situation that electric utilities are facing as electric demand requirements across the country have steadily declined over recent decades. So what does … Continue reading

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Should Utilities Consider Small Modular Nuclear Reactors?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor President Obama has announced that the EPA will move forward with developing greenhouse gas regulation for existing power plants, with a goal of implementing regulations by mid-2014.  Natural gas prices have risen 42% … Continue reading

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The Value of Regional Transmission Organizations, Part II

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor Last week we introduced this topic with Part I of this article and discussed the current landscape of the RTO and RTO development. This week we continue our examination of RTOs with a discussion on the value and … Continue reading

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Renewables Drive Western Electricity Markets to Real-time Competition

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Quietly, but seemingly inexorably, U.S. wholesale markets continue to march toward higher levels of competition. Later this year, Entergy will bring its 35,000 MW of load into the Midwest ISO (MISO).  And … Continue reading

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Suggested Reading on Electric Market Dynamics

We often are asked about recommendations for books on the natural gas and electricity business.  Over the next few months we will share lists of some of our favorite energy industry books.  Today we’re offering our top picks that discuss electric … Continue reading

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Why Huge Trading Losses Keep Happening

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor According to President Obama, the CEO of J.P. Morgan is “one of the smartest bankers we got…and they still lost $2 billion and counting.”  Of course, we’ve heard this story before: the … Continue reading

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