EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort

EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort
EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   Recently, I had the honor and privilege to speak at the 13th Annual Electric Power Industry Conference (EPIC) in Pittsburgh and covered an overview of some of the key challenges and opportunities facing our industry today. The list of topics ranged from defecting customers, including those anticipa...

System Engineering Cyber Security Approaches for Distribution, Transmission and Generation Systems

System Engineering Cyber Security Approaches for Distribution, Transmission and Generation Systems
System Engineering Cyber Security Approaches for Distribution, Transmission and Generation Systems By: Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services kay@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8104     Like many other systems of systems (SoS), the electric grid is facing challenges as devices originally intended to be either standalone or locally networked are now being connected to both advanced management systems and to non-operational...

Live Line Clearance Evaluation Transient Study

Live Line Clearance Evaluation Transient Study
Live Line Clearance Evaluation Transient Study By: Tom Grebe, Principal Consultant tgrebe@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6176     Power system apparatus, such as transformers, switchgear, and cables may be exposed to various types of transients. High-frequency transients and very steep overvoltages may cause problems for electrical equipment because they can cause local overstressing of the insulation system. Utility transmission lin...

Distribution Grid Power Electronic Devices as Mitigation Options for Circuits with High PV Penetration

Distribution Grid Power Electronic Devices as Mitigation Options for Circuits with High PV Penetration
Distribution Grid Power Electronic Devices as Mitigation Options for Circuits with High PV Penetration By: Vadim Zheglov vzheglov@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6183     Originally published on the Renewable Energy World website As the penetration of variable Distributed Generation (DG) is increasing due to incentives and mandates, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) target in California of 33% by 2020, a numbe...

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...