Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

Demand Side Management Key to California’s Changing Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator The role of demand side management (DSM) programs traditionally has been three-fold: reduce overall usage through energy efficiency (EE) efforts (for example, weatherization or more efficient light bulbs) reduce usage at times of system … Continue reading

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What Can the Energy Industry Expect Under the Trump Administration? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Last week we looked at how the incoming Trump administration may or may not significantly impact the energy industry, particularly the natural gas and coal sectors. This week we continue the discussion … Continue reading

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Energy Issues? Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator  Well, the field of presidential candidates shrunk a bit since we posted Part I of this article. With Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the race, there are three candidates … Continue reading

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The Home of the Future: A Profit Center for Residents?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor As the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) states in its report titled The Integrated Grid: “The role and operation of the U.S. electric power system are undergoing profound changes driven by the spread of distributed … Continue reading

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How Energy Efficiency Programs and Policies Are Driving Low Load Growth

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has increased 9% since 2008, yet electricity use has not increased at all. In our last blog post, we looked at factors that are contributing to the … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Among Factors Contributing to the Nation’s Stagnant Electric Load

The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has increased 9% since 2008, yet electricity use has not increased at all. What is causing such stagnation and what might a lack of load growth mean for the future of the utility as we know it? Continue reading

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Utility Investments in Emerging Technologies May Transform the Traditional Grid

As indicated in a recent survey of more than 400 utility executives, we could see a more rapid transformation of our traditional centralized electric grid than many observers have envisioned. Continue reading

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