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...

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) | Grid Modernization Roadmap

EnerNex managed an engagement to develop a smart grid roadmap, architecture, and business case for the LADWP. Following an initial assessment of the organization's plans and readiness, EnerNex worked with the client to define a smart grid strategy that served as guidance for the development of the roadmap and architecture. The ten-year roadmap consisted of a prioritized set of defined projects including smart meter deployment, demand response for large ...

United Illuminating | Business Case Development Project

EnerNex developed business cases for the microgrids and performed cost benefit analyses for generation options including combined heat and power (CHP), natural gas and propane fuels. EnerNex calculated the total electric load and wrote the generator specifications for the microgrids for multiple community microgrids. We prepared the formal documents including project summaries and recommendations for presentation to senior management and the state’...

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) | Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

EnerNex is working as a subcontractor to Booz Allen Hamilton on this engagement to support SEC in preparing for and developing Requests for Proposal, and performing technical due diligence on qualified bidders, for a planned AMI investment. EnerNex provided primarily technical assistance on the project, including: Support for a current state assessment Business case assessment System requirements for smart metering, head end systems, gateways, ...

Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) | Smart Grid Architecture and Roadmap

EnerNex was part of a team creating the Hawaiian Electric Company’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulatory application for smart grid investment. EnerNex updated the Smart Grid Roadmap that Hawaii Electric initially filed in the spring of 2014, by developing a Smart Grid Enterprise Architecture Map and providing input for Cost‐Benefit analysis. EnerNex highlighted the integration and interoperability between systems necessary to both enable and ach...

Southern California Edison (SCE) | Grid Modernization Architecture Project

EnerNex is gathering requirements for Grid Modernization in support of the SCE's Grid Modernization Architecture (GMA) Project. Our team is providing: Input on equipment needs Review of business applications of the equipment Defining how the grid will operate Background support for the team on power system operations Providing architecture and requirement Subject Matter Expert (SME) support Creating architecture diagrams and sequence diagrams from...

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) | 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Power System Resiliency Project

EnerNex was retained by the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee to do an independent assessment of the efforts by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) and the MetLife Stadium to prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. The game was the first Super Bowl to be hosted in a winter climate, on the heels of the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans where a power outage in the Superdome suspended play. EnerNex evaluated the following areas: Utility su...

Entergy | Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

AMI has attracted increased attention within the electric power industry in an effort to modernize and develop a more intelligent and reliable electric power system. Regulatory bodies are examining the feasibility of establishing conservation-based electricity pricing programs and implementing the smart metering necessary to support such pricing programs. EnerNex assisted Entergy in evaluating options for possible deployment of AMI. Tasks included: ...

Progress Energy Florida | EMTP-RV Investigation of Tertiary Connected Shunt Reactor Failure at Central Florida Substation

Progress Energy Florida installs switched shunt reactors on the 13.8 kV tertiary windings of their 500/230 kV transformer banks to reduce high system voltages during light load periods. Two 25 Mvar shunt reactors, Reactor #1 and Reactor #2 are installed on the 13.8 kV delta tertiary of the 500/230/13.8 kV autotransformer Bank #2 at the Central Florida 500 kV substation. The shunt reactors are switched with vacuum circuit breakers. Progress Energy Flor...
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