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Will Federal Government Enable Large Transmission Projects?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As our nation’s generation mix continues to evolve from one based on thermal fossil fuel baseload units to one based more on variable renewable generation and natural gas turbines, the role of … Continue reading

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Update on the Clean Power Plan – What Happens Now?

by Matthew Rose, Director EMI Consulting and Enerdynamics Instructor On Aug. 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised and released its Clean Power Plan. The 1,560-page document lays out reduction targets for power plant carbon emissions. The Plan revision … 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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Midwest States Respond to Change in Electric Deregulation Environment

By Bill Malcolm*, Guest Author Are we beginning to see states backtrack on competitive electric markets, or are we simply in a period of transition? Developments in the complex 15-year history of electric deregulation in states like Ohio continue to unfold.  The … Continue reading

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Must States Step Up to Keep Demand Response Participating in Wholesale Markets? Part I

 By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor It’s been a busy few months in the nation’s capital with a number of notable decisions and policy changes that target the country’s electricity industry. Among the decisions causing great debate is the ruling from … Continue reading

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Utility Commissions Speak on the Future of the Utility: A New Type of Regulation for Hawaii

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In our pursuit of understanding how state utility commissions envision the future of the utility, last week we explored how the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission views the future of the Hawaiian Electric Companies … 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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