Tag Archives: Energy

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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130 Years after Edison’s First Power Plant, Is Energy Storage Finally a Reality?

by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Instructor In 1882, the Edison Illumination Company opened two electric power plants – the famous coal-fired Pearl Street Station in downtown Manhattan and the river-powered Vulcan Street Station near Green Bay, Wis. Thomas Edison faced two of the biggest … Continue reading

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Infographic Helps Demonstrate U.S. Electricity Flow from Source to Use

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO Let’s face it: sifting through data doesn’t typically excite the senses. But for those in the rapidly changing electricity business, understanding the meaning behind industry data is often essential to our jobs. Here at Enerdynamics we … Continue reading

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Is Net Metering a Net Benefit or a Net Cost?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor The historical utility business model is for utilities to build large power plants at remote locations, build transmission lines to transport it to load centers, and build distribution lines to distribute the … Continue reading

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Update on Natural Gas Fracking

In August 2011, Enerdynamics wrote an Energy Insider article on the issue of natural gas fracking[1].  There we described what fracking is, what it had done for gas reserves as of 2011, and some of the concerns relative to fracking. … Continue reading

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Electric and Gas Utilities’ Response to Wildfires

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Here in Enerdynamics’ Laporte office we can see the smoke from the High Park Fire – reportedly the third largest wildfire in Colorado history – as it burns in the hills west … Continue reading

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Integrating Renewables into the Electric Generation Resource Mix

We recently posted the following graph (of California ISO Hourly Breakdown of Total Production by Resource Type for May 1, 2012) on our Facebook page and asked followers to guess what resource the red section represented: Below is the same … Continue reading

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