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Renewable Plant Model Validation - It's getting serious now

October 7, 2016

Demand Management as a Stepping Stone to Demand Response

September 22, 2016

Since our founding in 2003, EnerNex has been involved with grid modernization efforts related to Demand Side Management (DSM) including energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR). Our work with Southern California Edison (SCE) on the Use Cases for utilizing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to facilitate DR included the enablement of dynamic pricing (time-of-use (TOU), critical peak pricing (CPP), peak time rebate (PTR) and real-time pricing (RTP)) as well as meter functionality to receive and relay DR signals from a utility to DR enabling devices in the home or building.

Technical Report Co-Written by Grebe Wins Award

July 27, 2016

At the 2016 IEEE PES Switchgear Committee Meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Transient Limiting Inductor Applications in Shunt Capacitor Banks technical report was awarded the IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award presented to Roy Alexander, Lucas Collette, Tom Grebe, Halim Malaj, and Joe Meisner by the Switchgear Committee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

System Impacts of PV and other DER

June 27, 2016

Grid 3.0

June 2, 2016

Under funding from EPRI, EnerNex Chairman and CTO Erich Gunther has been supporting an informal group of thought leaders from more than a dozen organizations including EPRI, NIST, NEMA, EEI, DOE, GWAC, UCAIug, IEEE PES Smart Grid, FERC, SGIP and more.  This group, informally referred to as the Grid 3.0 Leadership Group, is responsible for planning outreach events such as roundtables, workshops, and webinars held to facilitate discovering desired future states for the grid and developing a roadmap to get us there.  NIST hosted a roundtable event in November of 2014 and a workshop in March of 2015.  Workshops on architecture, interoperability and communications facilitated by Erich were held in November 2015, December 2015, and April 2016 respectively. The next activity of the group is a webinar entilted “Architecting the Modern Grid”, which will take place on June 7, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Solar Power Plant System Studies

April 5, 2016

Solar energy deployment has increased at a record pace in the United States. Solar power includes utility-scale solar power plants, as well as local distributed generation, mostly from rooftop Photovoltaics (PV). Some solar power plants built today often have total capacities on the order of several hundred megawatts. The plants are connected to the utility power grid via high voltage transmission systems. The point where the solar power generating facility is connected to the utility grid is called the Point-of- Interconnection (POI). To ensure safe and reliable operation of the power grid with the solar power plant connected, it is necessary to perform a number of power system studies. Therefore, the primary objectives of solar plant studies are to assess the impact of the facility on the power grid and to determine the rating and sizing of the solar plant equipment. Solar plant studies can be classified under two main categories, namely system interconnection studies and balance of plant operation studies.

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December 21, 2016
Press Release: EnerNex Closes out a Strong 2016 with High Achievements in the Electric Power Industry

October 4, 2016
Press Release: EnerNex EVP Robert Zavadil Recipient of the Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power

September 22, 2016
Press Release: EnerNex Announces Changes to Organizational Structure

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