Tag Archives: Electricity generation

Does Locational Marginal Pricing Matter to Customers?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor A number of years ago, I was teaching our Electric Market Dynamics course in New York City when a developer new to the power plant business described a project he was going to … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Xcel Energy Tackles Beetle-Kill Trees in Colorado With Biogas Generation

We are excited to feature the following post from the blog team at SolarReviews.com. Read more of its insightful articles at http://www.solarreviews.com/blog. by Chris Meehan Colorado’s pine and spruce forests are being devastated by beetles that bore under their bark, reproducing and … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity, Renewables | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Will Renewables Finally Drive a Distributed Generation Revolution?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor My first job in the utility industry was as a cogeneration engineer with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). PG&E was years behind schedule in getting its nuclear power plant Diablo Canyon … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity, Renewables | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Demand Response Need Not Cause Customer Pain

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor At least in some parts of the U.S., demand response has been an important factor in energy planning since the 1980s.  When I was an account representative in Northern California in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Germany Provides Working Model for High-penetration Solar on the Distribution Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Though in 2012 solar power made up approximately 0.1% of the  electric generation in the United States, solar output has increased sevenfold over the last five years. Is it possible that this … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity, Renewables | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Close a Perfectly Good Nuclear Power Plant?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Low natural gas prices continue to impact the U.S. electric markets in new and surprising ways.  While teaching a class recently, I was asked why Dominion Resources would be closing its Kewaunee … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity, Energy Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Electricity Holds the Key to U.S. Energy’s Future

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor As we enter 2013, it is clear that  electricity is becoming the dominant form of energy that will drive society’s  future. Exxon forecasts that between now  and 2040, electricity will account for … Continue reading

Posted in Electricity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment