Blog | Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers

Blog | Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers
By Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services, EnerNex How hot is the data center market? In Q2 alone, businesses spent over $30 billion dollars building and expanding their data centers, according to Synergy Research Group. Resilience is a major reason why they’re spending so much. The cloud lets businesses spread their applications and storage around multiple, geographically dispersed data centers, so their operations continue if a hurric...

EnerNex Complimentary Webinar Now Available | System Impacts of PV and Other DER

EnerNex Complimentary Webinar Now Available | System Impacts of PV and Other DER
EnerNex's Jens Schoene presented the system planning challenges utilities have to face when accommodating growing numbers of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) – in particular photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage. Results of computer simulations predict issues before they occur thereby facilitating timely mitigation measures, but it is important to be aware of model limitations that may lead to recommendations for unnecessary and expensive mitigation. The...

Webinar Available for Download | Microgrids and the City

Webinar Available for Download | Microgrids and the City
Is your municipality prepared for a loss of power for days, or even weeks? The use of backup generators is really a short-term solution that only addresses one aspect of loss of power - what about the rest? Wireless communications? Clean water? Gasoline/diesel? Medicines? A holistic approach to energy from upfront and ongoing efficiency, minimizing demand, and designing, building, and operating long-term outage solutions is within the grasp of all munic...

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted their Grid Modernization Strategy to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on August 29, 2017. 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 Grid Modernization Workshop held on May 10. IMPORTANT LINKS Click here to r...

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 ...

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...