Ron Chebra: (“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization?

Ron Chebra:  (“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization?
By Ron Chebra (“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization? By Ron Chebra Listening to a utility discussing their grid modernization efforts, it seemed obvious from the information provided that “smart,” “intelligent,” or “advanced” meters (pick your favorite adjective) were at the heart of many of the applications that they have planned. Someone asked the presenter the question above; th...

EnerNex and Paul De Martini support HECO

EnerNex and Paul De Martini support HECO
EnerNex is grateful to have partnered with Paul De Martini to support the Hawaiian Electric Companies' March 1 filing of the Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) report. The approach combines generation and transmission planning and load forecasting with distribution planning, stakeholder engagement and resource procurement, including distributed energy resource (DER) alternatives, for a holistic approach to integrated grid planning. https://www.hawaiianelect...

BLOG | What’s in the future?

BLOG | What’s in the future?
By Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization. Recently a client of our asked if we had any sense of emerging or nascent technologies that will be game changers over the next 10 or so years. We brainstormed about key things like: Energy Storage - new chemistries that will reduce costs, improve performance and become a significant asset to the generation fleet. Universal and Standard telemetry networks - economical, secure common and efficien...

BLOG | A Tidal Wave of Acronyms in EpiDERMic Proportions Crash Over Utilities

BLOG | A Tidal Wave of Acronyms in EpiDERMic Proportions Crash Over Utilities
By Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization. Our industry seems to find a never-ending source for developing, using and abusing TLAs, FLAs and MLAs (three letter, four letter and multiple letter acronyms) which can lead up to a cacophony of unpronounceable sounds like DERMS, (which can sound like germs to those who are unfamiliar with the marketplace). Many utilities are building on the momentum to have better monitoring, management, control and...