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Do Your Employees Understand Wholesale Power Markets?

by Enerdynamics Staff Do your employees understand the electric services that are bought and sold in wholesale markets? Do they know which services are traded in bilateral, exchange, and centralized ISO markets? Can they explain to coworkers and customers how these … Continue reading

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Electricity Will Bypass Any Border Walls

  by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In recent years, U.S. imports of electricity from Mexico have grown significantly, mostly through bilateral energy sales into California. As Mexico implemented its electricity market reform earlier this year, Mexican officials … Continue reading

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Heat Rate: A Driving Force Behind Market Power Costs

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Participants in Enerdynamics’ seminars often wonder why market-based wholesale power costs fluctuate so much. Some say it is due to market control by generation owners who are manipulating prices to increase profits. In … 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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Drop in Electric Demand and Spike in Rates an Ignored Issue in the Midwest

By Bill Malcolm, guest author When EPA announced new emissions regulations affecting coal power plants, some in the industry predicted resulting power outages. But as coal retirements occur, the situation looks much less dire. Initial 8,500 MW power shortfall predictions … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry: A Review of 2013 Highlights and What May Come in 2014, Part II

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Happy New Year! In last week’s Part I of this post, we looked at a few energy industry trends that emerged in 2013: low electric load growth, the closing of nuclear plants for economical reasons, and … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry: A Review of 2013 Highlights and What May Come in 2014, Part I

By Bill Malcolm, guest author As we turn our calendars to a new year next Wednesday, it’s time to look back at major developments in the energy industry in 2013 and make some educated predictions at what we may see in … Continue reading

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