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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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Customized Course Answers the Question “How Does a Utility Make Money?”

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO Earlier this year one of our utility clients came to me with an interesting challenge. Years after it had been filed, a rate case decision was coming and would result in substantial rate increases for gas … Continue reading

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Indiana, Michigan Debate Merits of Electric Retail Choice

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Belief in electric retail choice continues to be split in the U.S. with no consensus among the various states. But industrial customers in states without choice continue to look for options. Discussions about retail choice … Continue reading

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Can Incentive Regulation Save the Future of Utilities?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Utilities in the U.S. are caught in a quandary.  The traditional model for creating earnings growth for investors is built around increasing sales and growing capital investment.  Yet as we move forward into … Continue reading

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Do Solar and Wind Cause Power Plants to Release More Pollution? No Says NREL

Thanks to our friends at SolarReviews.com  for this insightful post! by Chris Meehan, SolarReviews.com One rather odd—but somehow sticking—protest against solar and wind power is that they cause fossil fuel power plants to release significantly more emissions as they cycle electric … Continue reading

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A Decade After Enron’s Demise, Can Energy Markets Still Be Manipulated?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Back in the days when Enron was a high-flying energy trading company, energy traders joked that when a new ISO tariff came out the trading companies would take their smartest analysts, lock them … Continue reading

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Gas and Electric Industries Seek a Happy Codependence, Part II

by Bill Malcolm, guest author In last week’s post we introduced the discussion on how the gas and electric industries are seeking ways to better coordinate the way the two industries operate. This is especially important as gas-fired electric generation is … Continue reading

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