Episode #1 | Reliability, Resiliency and Response

Episode #1 | Reliability, Resiliency and Response
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...

Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape

Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape
Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108     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 variou...

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...

What’s in the future?

What’s in the future?
By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   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 ne...

A Tidal Wave of Acronyms in EpiDERMic Proportions Crash Over Utilities

A Tidal Wave of Acronyms in EpiDERMic Proportions Crash Over Utilities
By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108     Our industry seems to find a never-ending source for developing, using and abusing TLAs, FLAs and MLAs (three letter, four letter and multiple letter acronyms) which can lead up to a cacophony of unpronounceable sounds like DERMS, (which can sound like germs to those who are unfamiliar with the marketplace). Many utilities are building on the mo...

Selectivity is Key for Making Undergrounding Effective and Affordable

Selectivity is Key for Making Undergrounding Effective and Affordable
By Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services, EnerNex Dec. 21 is the first day of winter, a season that inevitably means two things for many utilities: ice and snow storms that knock out power, followed by customers wondering aloud why most lines aren’t buried. That means now is the time to start brushing up on undergrounding’s pros and cons to prepare for media inquiries and to create customer FAQs. The biggest drawback to undergrounding th...

Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers

Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers
By Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services, EnerNex How hot is the data center market? In Q2 alone, businesses spent over $30 billion dollars building and expanding their data centers, according to Synergy Research Group. Resilience is a major reason why they’re spending so much. The cloud lets businesses spread their applications and storage around multiple, geographically dispersed data centers, so their operations continue if a hurric...

EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted their Grid Modernization Strategy to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on August 29, 2017. 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 Grid Modernization Workshop held on May 10. IMPORTANT LINKS Click here to r...