Tag Archives: Energy Education

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

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Gas Industry Overview is Enerdynamics’ latest online course to benefit from update and revamp

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO Enerdynamics recently released an updated version of its popular online course Gas Industry Overview. I’m often asked about how we handle updates to our online curriculum. Following is a brief discussion on the behind-the-scenes process of ensuring … Continue reading

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Mexican Natural Gas – The Next Paradigm Buster?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Back when I worked in Calgary in the early 1990s, a consultant’s study made the rounds suggesting that Canadian producers should be alert to a possible competitive threat from the south.  Specifically … Continue reading

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Energy Companies Using ‘Executive Forums’ to Effectively Train Employees

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO A new offering by Enerdynamics that’s really taken off this past year is the executive forum. We’ve done four of these in the past year, and each one has been tremendously successful. While not exclusive to executives, the idea … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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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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Electric Business Understanding: Your Questions Answered

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics’ CEO Electric Business Understanding is undoubtedly Enerdynamics’ most popular instructor-led course. (We also offer a similar seminar for natural gas called Gas Business Understanding and another that combines both industries called Gas and Electric Business Understanding). … 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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