Resilient Consultants

Resilient Consultants
By: Aaron Snyder, Director of Grid Technology Consulting aaron@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6147     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 partic...

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?

Grid Modernization – Are You Ready Yet?
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...

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 and the Utility Industry

Augmented Reality and the Utility Industry
        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...

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...