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ComEd Chicago – Building a Future Grid Under Performance-based Rates

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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Environmentally Beneficial Electrification May Save Electric Utilities From the Death Spiral

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Some electric industry observers suggest that utilities will never again see steady electric load growth. Jim Rogers, the former CEO of Duke Energy has been quoted as saying: “I think the demand for … Continue reading

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Con Edison New York – Transitioning to a Distributed Services Platform Provider

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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Hawaii Electric – Leading the Way to 100% Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to … Continue reading

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Is the Value of Demand Response Growing or Declining? Depends on Where You Look

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Facilitator and Director at EMI Consulting The value and business rationale for demand response (DR) varies depending on where you look. In certain parts of the country, there seems to be a growing focus on DR; in others, … Continue reading

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Utility of the Future: Recent Study’s Six Key Findings

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Electric utilities across the world are working diligently to identify new business models that will provide success in such a future world. Then each must begin the arduous task of implementing the … Continue reading

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Are Zero Marginal Costs Transforming the Energy Industry?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator In his 2014 book The Zero Marginal Cost Society, futurist Jeremy Rifkin states his view that  “the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and … Continue reading

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