David Mueller: Power Quality of Microgrids | Distributed Energy Magazine

David Mueller: Power Quality of Microgrids | Distributed Energy Magazine
Power Quality of Microgrids An impact study of voltage regulation, fault recovery, frequency, and harmonics By David Mueller Distributed Energy Magazine September-October 2018 issue The electric power grid provides the lifeblood of modern living. It’s not surprising, therefore, that many systems on the grid are benefitting from modernization activities, including the overall design of grids. Some amazing projects are incorporating microgrids tod...

Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts

Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts
Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts By: Sarina Adhikari, Senior Consultant sadhikari@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6177     The North American Bulk Electric Systems (BES) comprises of Eastern and Western Interconnection and Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). These are the combination of several complicated rotating machines along with several pieces of equipment for communic...

Smart Meter Texas

EnerNex was engaged to document and publicize the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) solution. The SMT solution is a common data repository for smart meter data in Texas which can be accessed by customers, and, with customer approval, retail electric providers, and third parties. SMT also facilitates the provisioning of HAN devices. As part of the engagement two separate documents were prepared: Overview of Smart Meter Texas, an executive summary-level doc...

Aaron Snyder, Neil Placer: A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Aaron Snyder, Neil Placer: A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems By Aaron Snyder and Neil Placer IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter | September issue Resiliency is an important topic that is growing in relevance, both in a traditional sense (i.e., being prepared to survive storm events), but also in terms of a utilities’ capability to be prepared for the utility landscape of the future (i.e., grid modernization). The quest for greater utility resiliency is therefore an on-g...

The Energy Exchange Podcast #2 Now Available

The Energy Exchange Podcast #2 Now Available
The Energy Exchange Podcast Hosted by EnerNex Now Live! Episode #2: Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point https://anchor.fm/enernex-energy-exchange Episode Summary This episode of The Energy Exchange is all about the pre-payment movement within utilities. What are the drivers, motivators, benefits and societal impacts of these pre-pay programs? EnerNex VP Ron Chebra explores the topic with special guests David Elve, CMO and EVP of PayGo, and Scott ...

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World
Chris Cone, Principal Consultant Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) - Worthwhile Investment? Renewable Energy World The short answer to the question posed in the title is, it depends. Anyone following electric utility trends knows that energy storage tops the list of exciting and transformative technologies in this industry. Rapidly evolving innovations, increasing interest by utilities and consumers, coupled with more competition in this space...

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?
ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy? By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   As more and more utilities undertake their Grid Modernization journey, an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is frequently at the core of many of their technology plans. An ADMS typically encompasses multiple application functions such as, Distribution Scada (dSCADA), Outage Management (OMS), Distribut...

Neil Placer: The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together | PowerGrid International

Neil Placer: The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together | PowerGrid International
Neil Placer, Director of Utility Services Consulting, featured in a PowerGrid International Exclusive. The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together How a comprehensive strategy can enable the convergence of technology, people, and markets Technology is advancing at an exponential rate across various industries and markets. It seamlessly encompasses all parts of our lives, from business operations and recreational activi...

Past Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop

Past Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop
Through Order No. 34281, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to develop "a detailed Grid Modernization Strategy will provide the comprehensive and holistic vision and context to inform subsequent review of discrete grid modernization project applications submitted by the Companies." The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to make an initial draft of the Grid Moderniz...

Past Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium

Past Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium
EnerNex is supporting the development and implementation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Grid Modernization Strategy which was filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on August 29, 2017. As part of the Grid Modernization Strategy, the Companies proposed a new Integrated Grid Planning process that integrates the needs at all levels of the system: customer, bulk power resources, transmission, and distribution. The comprehensive, customer-...