Tag Archives: Energy

Natural Gas Wellhead: What It Does and How It Works

As part of our “What in the World Wednesday” contest on our Facebook page, we posted this photo and asked our followers to tell us what it is. Below is the answer as well as a quick summary of what … Continue reading

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How LNG Exports May Impact the Natural Gas Marketplace

by Christina Nagy McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Natural gas producers are searching for options to increase their revenues as gas prices in the United States have sunk to levels not seen in more than 10 years. As this year’s mild winter … Continue reading

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Is Europe Still Leading the Charge on Renewables?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor For most of the 30 years I have spent working in the energy industry, renewables have been viewed as an interesting yet impracticable source of electricity except in a few unique circumstances. … Continue reading

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Capacity Factor – A Key Determinant of the Value of a Power Plant

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor One area I find in our classes that we often spend time discussing is the concept of capacity factor.  This is important because it describes how often a given power plant is … Continue reading

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Energy Workforce Development: Training Programs Help Fill Industry’s Knowledge Gap

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics’ CEO We’ve all heard that it’s coming: a significant workforce gap created by the huge percentages of the gas and electric workforce that are at or near retirement age. When waves of seasoned industry professionals retire, … Continue reading

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Enerdynamics Instructor Examines Post-Nuclear Japan in Series for Solar Today Magazine

Dan Bihn is one of Enerdynamics’ talented instructors who primarily teaches courses relating to renewable energy and the Smart Grid. Dan is currently writing a series of articles on “Post-Nuclear Japan” for Solar Today Magazine. He lived in Japan for seven … Continue reading

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The Future of Electric Utilities, Part II

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instuctor As discussed in The Future of Electric Utilities, Part I, long-time electric industry expert Peter Fox-Penner describes in his recent book Smart Power two possible models for the future utility. His views are … Continue reading

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