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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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Southern Company/AGL Merger Reflects Trends in the Utility Business

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor On August 24, 2015, Southern Company and AGL Resources announced a planned merger whereby AGL will become a new wholly owned subsidiary of Southern. The merger, if approved by regulators, will create … Continue reading

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Distribution Automation: The Hidden Revolution

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor While electric storage, renewables, and the Clean Power Plan have received lots of press lately, a fourth revolutionary change has gone widely unnoticed. At the recent IEEE Power and Energy Society General … 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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Customized Course Answers the Question “How Does a Utility Make Money?”

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO Earlier this year one of our utility clients came to me with an interesting challenge. Years after it had been filed, a rate case decision was coming and would result in substantial rate increases for gas … Continue reading

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130 Years after Edison’s First Power Plant, Is Energy Storage Finally a Reality?

by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Instructor In 1882, the Edison Illumination Company opened two electric power plants – the famous coal-fired Pearl Street Station in downtown Manhattan and the river-powered Vulcan Street Station near Green Bay, Wis. Thomas Edison faced two of the biggest … 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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