Tag Archives: Smart Grid

A Look at Japan’s Post-disaster Grid Resilience

Introduction by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Presentation by Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Facilitator Sure everyone wants a more resilient electric grid. Especially after a recent natural disaster that caused long outages. But few consumers want to pay the increased … 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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Will Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon Displace Your Utility?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor One of the more outspoken and forward-thinking executives in today’s energy industry is NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane.  When recently asked who NRG’s competitors will be in the future, he responded: “If … Continue reading

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Demand Response Need Not Cause Customer Pain

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor At least in some parts of the U.S., demand response has been an important factor in energy planning since the 1980s.  When I was an account representative in Northern California in the … 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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The Future of Electric Utilities, Part I

Image via Wikipedia by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor At Enerdynamics, we often end our classroom sessions with a quote from business guru Peter Drucker:  “The corporation as we know it, which is now 120 years old, is … Continue reading

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IT’s Growing Need for Energy Business Training

By John Ferrare, Enerdynamics’ CEO There is little argument that the energy industry needs to learn more about information technology (IT). On the electric side, IT is critical to running power plants, operating transmission systems, scheduling power flows, and accurately … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: Helping Customers Understand What’s In It for Them

By Dan Bihn, Enerdynamics Instructor In case you’ve missed the news, not everyone wants a smart meter. According to StopSmartMeters.org (I’m not making this up), no less than 8 counties and 28 cities and towns in California now have a … Continue reading

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Smart Grid Enables Electric Market Participation by All Customers

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President In continuing our discussion of Smart Grid applications, another key function of the Smart Grid is to use communications, monitoring and control technologies to enable a host of new services. Such services allow customers to … Continue reading

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