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...

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 ...

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...

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?
(“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization? By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108     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 t...

Aaron Snyder: Resilient Consultants

Aaron Snyder:  Resilient Consultants
by:  Aaron Snyder My laptop was stolen! My hard drive crashed! My laptop was detained by CBP! Are you ready for these? Resiliency is a hot topic for the electric industry, but it can also be a personal lifestyle aspiration. Those who travel for work are particularly tied to devices (laptop, mobile phone) but how tied are they to particular laptops or phones? Can you do your job while away from the office if any of the these scenarios happens...

Exciting News for EnerNex!

Exciting News for EnerNex!
We're Pleased to Announce: EnerNex, a CESI Company   CESI, a world-leading energy technology and innovation consulting company headquartered in Europe, and EnerNex, a leading U.S. electric power engineering and consulting firm, today announced a partnership through which EnerNex will be operating under the CESI umbrella. The acquisition brings together two stable and profitable companies with complementary portfolios to provide utilities, ener...

Grid Modernization – Are You Ready Yet? | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Grid Modernization – Are You Ready Yet? | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
This presentation will describe the origins of Grid Modernization and propose a readiness determination methodology. Attendees will also examine concepts that challenge existing paradigms in order to understand how to define more robust future systems. Click here to access the free recording.       Presented by Dr. Aaron Snyder, Director of Grid Technology Consulting Aaron’s technical expertise includes advanced metering infras...

EnerNex launches: The Energy Exchange Podcast

EnerNex launches: The Energy Exchange Podcast
Take a listen to The Energy Exchange podcast hosted by EnerNex. A podcast where we talk about a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future. Episode #1: Reliability, Resiliency and Response  In this first episode of The Energy Exchange, host and EnerNex VP Ron Chebra covers the topic of: Reliability, Resiliency and Response. Hear from special guests: Teresa Hansen, Editor-in-Chief of Electric Light & Power and PowerGrid International and Chair of...

Ron Chebra: Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape

Ron Chebra:  Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape
I was at the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Forum in Chicago in May and was a panelist on the “Keys to Financing Microgrids” session chaired by Matan Metial of S&C. Other panelist included Mark Everette of MWE Consulting and Patrick Norton of Javelin Capital. I set the framework for various microgrid applications for what I called the “MUSHDIES” market: M – Military: DOD driven initiatives for energy independence and high resiliency U - Utiliti...

AUGMENTED REALITY + THE UTILITY INDUSTRY | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

AUGMENTED REALITY + THE UTILITY INDUSTRY | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
        WEBINAR OVERVIEW Digital disruption is driving the next wave of technological evolution, and the utility sector is no exception. According to ABI Research, augmented reality (AR) is expected to balloon into a $100 billion industry by 2020. The imminent appearance of AR in the marketplace will benefit the power utilities and other enterprises that have thought through both the value and the implication...