Blog | Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Grid Impact Assessment Studies

Blog | Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Grid Impact Assessment Studies
By Sarina Adhikari The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had directed North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards related to system operating during Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and system impact analysis to predict possible GMD vulnerability. Both the NERC GMD operating standard, EOP-010-1 and the GMD planning standard, TPL-007-1 have already been accepted and enacted by FERC. The standard, TPL-007-1 requires ...

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted a draft of the Grid Modernization Strategy to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on June 30, 2017 and are soliciting review and feedback from customers and stakeholders. EnerNex, in partnership with Paul De Martini at Newport Consulting and the Electric Power Research Institute, is honored to be assisting the Hawaiian Electric Companies in developing this Grid Modernization Strategy, as well as support the...

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries
As battery energy storage is becoming an important component of distributed energy resources (DER) and balancing the intermittent output from distributed generation, the performance of the battery systems needs to be assessed. EnerNex worked with Southern California Edison (SCE) to conduct thirteen tests with three industrial customers utilizing large (>1MW) capacity battery storage systems. EnerNex then measured and evaluated performance of the storage...

Sean Morash: Why the Term “Baseload Power” Is in Need of a Shift | Intelligent Utility

Sean Morash: Why the Term “Baseload Power” Is in Need of a Shift | Intelligent Utility
by Sean Morash Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently requested that his department study the effects of clean energy on baseload generation. The memo asserts that “baseload power is necessary to a well-functioning electric grid” and directs for the execution of “a study to explore critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid...” The request is likely tied to the fact that several states are seekin...

Dave Mueller: Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Grid | PowerGrid International

Dave Mueller: Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Grid | PowerGrid International
Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Power Grid: Electrical Power Studies Important for Wind Power Plants by Dave Mueller Wind plants require much engineering, and electric power studies are a fundamental part of that engineering effort. These studies ensure safe and reliable operation of the power grid with the wind plant connected. Their objectives are to assess the impact of the wind plant on the transmission grid and determine the rating and sizing ...

Jeremy Laundergan Set to Speak at Midwest Solar Expo

Jeremy Laundergan Set to Speak at Midwest Solar Expo
May 22-24 | Midwest Solar Expo | Minneapolis, MN Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Services, will be presenting May 24 at 4pm on "Building a 21st Century Energy Network." If interested in setting up a meeting with Jeremy, please message us here. Presentation Summary: Digitization is fundamentally changing the way energy is generated, distributed and traded and the frameworks by which energy is designed. Concepts like transactive energy...

Ron Chebra: What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) | Electric Energy Online

Ron Chebra: What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) | Electric Energy Online
What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) by Ron Chebra The Grid of Things When it comes to connected things operating interactively and in close harmony with other assets, one just needs to look at the electric grid as a prime example of how efficiencies and optimization can be achieved by leveraging remote monitoring and control. Intelligent grid and network-connected assets can be ...

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) | Grid Modernization Roadmap

EnerNex managed an engagement to develop a smart grid roadmap, architecture, and business case for the LADWP. Following an initial assessment of the organization's plans and readiness, EnerNex worked with the client to define a smart grid strategy that served as guidance for the development of the roadmap and architecture. The ten-year roadmap consisted of a prioritized set of defined projects including smart meter deployment, demand response for large ...

United Illuminating | Business Case Development Project

EnerNex developed business cases for the microgrids and performed cost benefit analyses for generation options including combined heat and power (CHP), natural gas and propane fuels. EnerNex calculated the total electric load and wrote the generator specifications for the microgrids for multiple community microgrids. We prepared the formal documents including project summaries and recommendations for presentation to senior management and the state’...