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What Can the Energy Industry Do About Hackers and Cyberspies?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor It seems you can’t turn on the news lately without hearing the latest report about hacking and cyberspies.  And sadly, digging beyond the news makes it appear that the issue isn’t just … Continue reading

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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

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Renewables Drive Western Electricity Markets to Real-time Competition

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Quietly, but seemingly inexorably, U.S. wholesale markets continue to march toward higher levels of competition. Later this year, Entergy will bring its 35,000 MW of load into the Midwest ISO (MISO).  And … Continue reading

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Enerdynamics Announces 2013 Schedule of Public Seminars for Energy Professionals

Enerdynamics is proud to announce its line-up  of 2013 public seminars aimed at helping energy industry professionals enhance  their knowledge of the business aspects of electricity and natural gas. Our  skilled instructors – each a subject matter expert in the … 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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An Inside Look at One Utility’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

I think most of us in the Philadelphia area feel fortunate. We felt the storm’s impact: the local flooding, soggy basements, fallen trees, and downed power lines. At some point during the storm, the local electric utility PECO Energy lost … Continue reading

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How Did U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit a 20-year Low?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Over the last 10 years, we have seen arguments ebb and flow over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Not too long ago, federal legislation limiting carbon emissions seemed imminent. Then the … Continue reading

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A Brighter Future for Coal Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycles? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Last week in Part I of this post we examined what a coal Integrated Gasification Combined-cycle (IGCC) unit is, how it works, and how it may change the future of coal as a … Continue reading

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When Onsite Energy Training Makes Economic Sense

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics’ CEO At the public seminars we host across the country, I often meet groups of attendees from the same company who are taking advantage of our buy-three-get-the-fourth-free policy. It’s not unusual to see the same company … Continue reading

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Demand Side Management and Its Impact on Wholesale Electricity Markets

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor The debate over the impact of demand response and energy efficiency in the wholesale power markets remains active. On the surface, there is an intuitive belief that if we better manage and even reduce demand, … Continue reading

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