Tag Archives: Electric Utilities

Electrification May Be Key to Saving Utilities and the Environment

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor These are uncertain times for electric utilities. With flat load growth, increasing distributed energy, shrinking value for many large centralized power plants, and discussion around changing business models, electric utility shareholders are … Continue reading

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Are Zero Marginal Costs Transforming the Energy Industry?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In his 2014 book The Zero Marginal Cost Society, futurist Jeremy Rifkin states his view that  “the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and … 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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New York’s REV: A New Model for the Electric Business Worldwide?

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Facilitator and Director at EMI Consulting There’s a lot of talk — and many opinions — among electric industry insiders about New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) model. Some view it as a visionary promise, … Continue reading

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What is a Reasonable Rate of Return on Utility Infrastructure?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and CEO “..the process of setting an allowed ROE has consistently proven to be the most contentious and subjective part of a rate case proceeding.”[1] Much of the key natural gas and electricity infrastructure in the … Continue reading

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Why Would a Commercial or Industrial Electric Customer Want a Battery?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In a recent two-part series of blog posts, we looked at reasons a residential electric consumer would want a home battery. We concluded that in almost all cases, home battery systems don’t currently make sense for … Continue reading

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Why Would Consumers Want a Home Battery? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Our last post, Part I of Why Would Consumers Want a Home Battery?, we identified four “value adds” that homeowners may find compelling enough to buy and install a cool new battery system like the new Powerwall … Continue reading

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