On the Ground Floor of Ohio’s PowerForward Grid Modernization Initiative

On the Ground Floor of Ohio’s PowerForward Grid Modernization Initiative
On the Ground Floor of Ohio’s PowerForward Grid Modernization Initiative A conversation with Ohio utility regulators and EnerNex technical experts on working groups that will guide the state’s regulatory roadmap for distributed energy resources. By: Jeff St. John, Editor, GTM Published via Greentech Media March 29, 2019 Back in 2017, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio launched the PowerForward initiative, an open-ended considerati...

Electric Power Systems Flicker Analysis

Electric Power Systems Flicker Analysis
Electric Power Systems Flicker Analysis By: Bikash Poudel, Senior Consultant bpoudel@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6168     Electric power systems flicker is a human perception of change in brightness level of lighting. The intensity of flicker is dependent on both the frequency and the magnitude of voltage fluctuations. There had been studies that showed the variations of voltage as small as 0.3% in the frequencies around 8.8 Hz can ...

Episode #10 | Big Data Analytics and the Brilliant Grid

Episode #10 | Big Data Analytics and the Brilliant Grid
The Energy Exchange Podcast Episode #10 | Big Data Analytics and the Brilliant Grid This episode of The Energy Exchange is focused on data connectivity between applications and the information it generates that goes beyond Big Data and Smart Algorithms, as well as how IT plays a key role in using the information received from connected systems. Anyone who has purchased an item, or even just simply looked at certain items online, has experie...

Effective Angle Prediction Algorithm for Utilization of PMU Data: Toward Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts | IEEE Xplore

Effective Angle Prediction Algorithm for Utilization of PMU Data: Toward Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts | IEEE Xplore
Effective Angle Prediction Algorithm for Utilization of PMU Data: Toward Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts Published via IEEE Xplore Abstract Advanced state estimation and angle prediction algorithms utilizing the data measured by Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) can limit the spread of wide area blackouts. Advanced prediction analysis provides information on the overall condition of the power system and allows for the most efficient remedial action...

Data Center Demand Response | Distributed Energy Magazine

Data Center Demand Response | Distributed Energy Magazine
Data Center Demand Response Published March 11, 2019 | Distributed Energy Magazine Sean Morash, Consultant, EnerNex Carsten Baumann, Schneider Electric     Data centers represent roughly 2% of US electricity usage. Because of the digitalization of the modern economy, the thirst for computer power—ultimately served by data centers—continues to grow. At the same time, electrical usage by other end-uses has remained relatively flat...

EnerNex Selected to Work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Support of its Grid Modernization Efforts

EnerNex Selected to Work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Support of its Grid Modernization Efforts
EnerNex Selected to Work with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in Support of its Grid Modernization Efforts Released via BusinessWire Knoxville, Tenn., USA, March 12, 2019 —EnerNex, a CESI company, today announced it has been selected by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) as the technical consultant to advise the PUCO staff and to facilitate the Data & Modern Grid Workgroup (DWG) and the Distribution System Planning Workgroup (...

Episode #9 | Behind the Door of OpenADR

Episode #9 | Behind the Door of OpenADR
The Energy Exchange Podcast Episode #9 | Behind the Door of OpenADR OpenADR is an open, highly secure, and two-way information exchange protocol and global Smart Grid standard supporting grid modernization efforts around the world. Host Ron Chebra of EnerNex gains insight from Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director of the OpenADR Alliance, on the history of the OpenADR standard– how it started in California but has now come into the global marke...

Breaker Switching Analysis for Wind Power Plants

Breaker Switching Analysis for Wind Power Plants
Breaker Switching Analysis for Wind Power Plants By: Bikash Poudel, Senior Consultant bpoudel@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6168     Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB) switching for protection and control operations in electric power systems may cause high frequency transients overvoltage that can affect the transformers nearby. These transients exhibit phenomenon such as current chopping, pre-strike and re-strike. Studies done by EnerNex h...

Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) Phenomenon: Modeling and Guidelines

Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) Phenomenon: Modeling and Guidelines
Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR) Phenomenon: Modeling and Guidelines By: Sarina Adhikari, Senior Consultant  sadhikari@enernex.com  865-218-4600 x6177     Broadly speaking, voltage sensitive loads are classified into two different categories: static or steady state, and dynamic loads. Accurate modeling of loads in the simulation environment that can closely mimic the behavior of the real-world load dynamics is a ...
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