Tag Archives: Utility Business

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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Are E-Bay Style Transactions and Blockchains Ready to Transform Electricity Markets?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Over the last 20 years, the electric industry has gradually transitioned how its consumers purchase electric services. Prior to the 1990s, all consumers bought bundled service from their monopoly local utility. Beginning … Continue reading

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Utility Business Acumen Series Helps Companies Navigate Changing Workforce

by John Ferrare, Enerdynamics CEO Earlier this month Enerdynamics President Bob Shively wrote about the changing workforce that will drive the energy industry’s future. Perhaps the most notable statistic: As much as 50% of utility employees will reach retirement age … Continue reading

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A New Workforce Will Drive Energy’s Future

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator Not too long ago, utility workers were overwhelmingly male and white, and they tended to stay at the same utility for decades of employment. Now studies show that in most utilities, as much … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Utility Look Like?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, phone service meant one thing – the service delivered by my local Bell company through copper lines connected to my house. Ask … Continue reading

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Economics, Not Policy Mandates, Drive the Growth of Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor “For the windpower purchasing agreements we’re looking at about $2m a year [in] savings, averaged over the term of the contract.” – Rob Threkhold, Global Manager for Renewable Energy at GM[1] “When … Continue reading

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New York’s REV: A New Model for the Electric Business Worldwide?

By Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Facilitator and Director at EMI Consulting There’s a lot of talk — and many opinions — among electric industry insiders about New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) model. Some view it as a visionary promise, … Continue reading

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