Tag Archives: Electric power transmission

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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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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Why FERC Order 1000 is a Big Deal in the Electric Industry

by Greg Stark, Enerdynamics Instructor High-voltage lines for the long distance transportation of electrical energy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Many of our readers may have noticed at their companies a considerable effort expended on FERC Order 1000 compliance in the last … Continue reading

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FERC Order 1000 – One More Step Toward Regional Wholesale Markets

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Photo credit: Sigfrid Lundberg Back in the early 2000s when FERC was pushing Standard Market Design, some in the electric industry believed we would soon transition to four or five uniform wholesale … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Tornadoes Cause More Widespread Blackouts?

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons By Greg Stark, Enerdynamics Instructor In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that recently ravaged the Midwestern U.S., a question arose that I think warrants an explanation: “When tornadoes take out transmission lines, why aren’t there … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Electric Generation Mix Adequately Diversified?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “My own bias is that natural gas, or shale gas, displaces coal. But the best approach is to manage the risks by diversifying. I’ve seen all the cycles up and down and … Continue reading

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The Future of Electric Utilities, Part I

Image via Wikipedia by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor At Enerdynamics, we often end our classroom sessions with a quote from business guru Peter Drucker:  “The corporation as we know it, which is now 120 years old, is … Continue reading

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