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An Introduction to Blockchain and Retail Electricity Markets

James McGinniss

The electric grid has emerged as a popular example of a sector screaming for blockchain, so it seems time to discuss what that actually means.

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Creating the Modern Electric Utility: The David Energy Roadmap

James McGinniss

What will our energy companies look like in 20 years? Energy markets are changing rapidly and becoming increasingly complex because of Distributed Energy Resources, but the net result is simple: a single entity should provide wholesale power procurement, onsite energy asset management, and node aggregation.

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Collocation and Franchise Rights: Infrastructure on the Modern Electric Grid

James McGinniss

Franchise rights are a major issue that we should be talking about more. With the newfound ability to collocate supply and demand, it is apparent that electric infrastructure is not a natural monopoly. As such, franchise rights have become a barrier to the proliferation of distributed generation assets and the efficiency with which they can be deployed.

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In Search of a Logical Retail Market Structure: Is the NYREV DSO the Answer?

James McGinniss

NY has undertaken an ambitious market restructuring program called New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision, or NYREV, which has a stated outcome of creating a fully functioning retail market, much like the wholesale markets of today. But is it the answer?

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