Blog | Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Grid Impact Assessment Studies

Blog | Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Grid Impact Assessment Studies
By Sarina Adhikari The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had directed North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards related to system operating during Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and system impact analysis to predict possible GMD vulnerability. Both the NERC GMD operating standard, EOP-010-1 and the GMD planning standard, TPL-007-1 have already been accepted and enacted by FERC. The standard, TPL-007-1 requires ...

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted a draft of the Grid Modernization Strategy to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on June 30, 2017 and are soliciting review and feedback from customers and stakeholders. EnerNex, in partnership with Paul De Martini at Newport Consulting and the Electric Power Research Institute, is honored to be assisting the Hawaiian Electric Companies in developing this Grid Modernization Strategy, as well as support the...

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries
As battery energy storage is becoming an important component of distributed energy resources (DER) and balancing the intermittent output from distributed generation, the performance of the battery systems needs to be assessed. EnerNex worked with Southern California Edison (SCE) to conduct thirteen tests with three industrial customers utilizing large (>1MW) capacity battery storage systems. EnerNex then measured and evaluated performance of the storage...

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...

Kay Stefferud: Renovating T&D Systems | Electric Energy Online

Kay Stefferud: 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 ...

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...