Houseman Featured in Midwest Energy News

Houseman Featured in Midwest Energy News
Modernizing the grid: Who pays, who profits, who participates? WRITTEN BY Kari Lydersen The transformation of the country’s electric grid — into a smart grid dotted with solar panels, batteries, microgrids and more — holds nearly infinite potential to change our daily lives, our cities and our environment. That was the overarching theme delivered by experts from industry, government and nonprofit groups at the national Grid Modernization Forum in Ch...

Doug Houseman: Pushing for Recloser Standardization | T&D World

Doug Houseman: Pushing for Recloser Standardization | T&D World
Nikki Chandler | Mar 16, 2017 Doug Houseman believes that reclosers are the single most important distribution automation product today, and that no one is really working on making the products work together in a fashion that makes it easy to train field workers. Houseman will bring these ideas to light when he moderates the “Ask the Experts” Manufacturer Panel Discussion at OMICRON’s Second Annual 2017 Recloser Workshop on April 26-27 at the OMICRON...

Renovating T&D Systems | Electric Energy Online

Renovating T&D Systems | Electric Energy Online
Renovating T&D Systems - A First Step Towards Implementing a Modern Grid By Kay Stefferud Distribution and Transmissions systems are evolving to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable distributed generation (DG) while also dealing with more intense storms, cyber security threats, evolving markets and aging infrastructure. Adapting to these changes requires necessary adjustments to protection schemes, fault detection, outage management, market int...

Justifying the Cost of DER Hosting Capacity Studies and Investments | Electric Light and Power

Justifying the Cost of DER Hosting Capacity Studies and Investments | Electric Light and Power
Justifying the Cost of DER Hosting Capacity Studies and Investments By Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Service As state and federal policies in the United States continue to advocate and mandate lower carbon emissions from the electric power industry with a higher utilization of renewable energy resources, the electric transmission and distribution grid needs to have engineering analysis performed to ensure electric power delivery safet...

6 articles to be thankful for this holiday | Energy Central

6 articles to be thankful for this holiday | Energy Central
Around the Thanksgiving table, we're all supposed to list the things, stuff and people we are thankful for. This year, I'm going to add an editor's note to that tradition---namely what articles from the Energy Central communities made my list. 6. One model to run the distribution grid Doug Houseman, VP of EnerNex, is always our "go-to" guy for the best insights into distribution: how it does run, how it should run, how it could be done more effici...

Renewable Plant Model Validation – It’s getting serious now

Renewable Plant Model Validation – It’s getting serious now
By Bob Zavadil, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder Bob Zavadil, EVP and Co-Founder of EnerNex, actively participates in the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) and acts as the chair for the VG Modeling and Interconnection User Group. This post originally appeared on uvig.org. Large renewable generating facilities – especially wind and solar – have been full-fledged citizens of the bulk electric system (BES) in the U.S. for almost...

EnerNex EVP Robert Zavadil Recipient of the Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power

EnerNex EVP Robert Zavadil Recipient of the Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power
25-year industry veteran recognized for overall advancement of the power industry October 04, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnerNex, an electric power research, engineering and consulting firm, announces Co-founder and Executive Vice President Robert Zavadil has received the 2016 Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power. Zavadil has worked on electric power system issues for wind generation for over 25 ...

Demand Management as a Stepping Stone to Demand Response

Demand Management as a Stepping Stone to Demand Response
By Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Service 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 pr...

EnerNex Announces Changes to Organizational Structure

EnerNex Announces Changes to Organizational Structure
Collaboration between the Company’s Smart Grid Engineering and Power Systems Consulting Areas a Key Priority August 31, 2016 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnerNex, an electric power research, engineering and consulting firm, announces changes to its organizational structure. The changes, effective August 1, 2016, will enhance the collaboration between the company's two traditional business areas, Smart Grid Engineeri...

Using Microbreweries to Explain Grid Modernization | Energy Central

Using Microbreweries to Explain Grid Modernization | Energy Central
Using Microbreweries to Explain Grid Modernization By Sean Morash Energy consultants tend to have a hard time relating to normal people. Maybe that’s because we’re engineers at heart, or maybe it’s because we get too involved in our hyper-specific focus area and lose track of the general knowledge of everyday people. Somewhere along the way, things that are taken for granted by someone who studies grid modernization are nuanced enough to give a layma...