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The Threat and Mitigation of Regulatory Risk – Revisiting EnerNOC

By Ben B. Despite the lower costs of power generation due to decreased natural gas prices – a theme we have discussed many times in the course – EnerNOC seemingly navigated 2013 successfully, with a positive operating profit for the first time since 2010. By the time the company announced its 2013 financial performance, EnerNOC’s […]

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What is the Role of the Government in Energy?

By Anonymous Nearly every case we have read so far has had a substantial role played by the government: · In Caprica, regulation in fracking · In EnerNOC, a complex and partially, but not completely, de-regulated energy utilities network · In Transatomic, subsidies and heavy regulation in nuclear · In 1366, government subsidies in the […]

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Demand for DemandSMART?

By Carl H. A couple weeks ago as a group, we discussed the future of EnerNOC’s DemandSMART product. But we didn’t dig deep on who exactly pays for these “negawatts” and why they find this product attractive. Doing so is quite an illuminating exercise; it helps us predict the future trajectory for the (ahem) demand […]

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Regulation as hindrance and hero in electricity markets

By James C. Perhaps no industry relies so heavily on the interwoven relationship between free-market actors and government as electricity generation. Indeed, every case we’ve encountered thus far in the semester has in some form tackled the relationship between producers and regulators. Whether we are examining renewable energy mandates (Verengo Solar Plus!) or the interplay […]

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Applying the EnerNOC Model in Developing Countries

By Samuel Smolkin During our class discussion of EnerNOC, the majority consensus seemed to be that EnerNOC did not have a very good business model, especially from a long-term viewpoint. While I do not know enough about U.S. energy markets to have a well-founded opinion on the prospects of their business model in the U.S., […]

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It’s the Market Price, Stupid – Econ 101 with EnerNOC

By Jannis Koehn EnerNOC DemandSmart is a fantastic business model. By aligning incentives of supply and demand, the company creates economic and environmental efficiencies and is able to capture the monetary value in an effective way. The key to that: Forwarding price signals from the wholesale electricity market to large consumers that would otherwise pay […]

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