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...

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...

The Term Use Case is Becoming Hackneyed

The Term Use Case is Becoming Hackneyed
By Jeremy Laundergan hack·neyed (adjective) a phrase or idea lacking significance after being overused. The use of the term “use case” has been misused, over-used and misconstrued so much recently that the interpretation of this term has created some confusion about the usefulness of this methodology. Use Case methodology is a structured approach for identifying and documenting system requirements and interactions, and provide a foundation for ass...

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...