David Mueller: Power Quality of Microgrids | Distributed Energy Magazine

David Mueller: Power Quality of Microgrids | Distributed Energy Magazine
Power Quality of Microgrids An impact study of voltage regulation, fault recovery, frequency, and harmonics By David Mueller Distributed Energy Magazine September-October 2018 issue The electric power grid provides the lifeblood of modern living. It’s not surprising, therefore, that many systems on the grid are benefitting from modernization activities, including the overall design of grids. Some amazing projects are incorporating microgrids tod...

Aaron Snyder, Neil Placer: A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Aaron Snyder, Neil Placer: A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems By Aaron Snyder and Neil Placer IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter | September issue Resiliency is an important topic that is growing in relevance, both in a traditional sense (i.e., being prepared to survive storm events), but also in terms of a utilities’ capability to be prepared for the utility landscape of the future (i.e., grid modernization). The quest for greater utility resiliency is therefore an on-g...

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World
Chris Cone, Principal Consultant Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) - Worthwhile Investment? Renewable Energy World The short answer to the question posed in the title is, it depends. Anyone following electric utility trends knows that energy storage tops the list of exciting and transformative technologies in this industry. Rapidly evolving innovations, increasing interest by utilities and consumers, coupled with more competition in this space...

Neil Placer: The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together | PowerGrid International

Neil Placer: The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together | PowerGrid International
Neil Placer, Director of Utility Services Consulting, featured in a PowerGrid International Exclusive. The Case for Holistic Utility Strategy that Brings DR, DER and CE Together How a comprehensive strategy can enable the convergence of technology, people, and markets Technology is advancing at an exponential rate across various industries and markets. It seamlessly encompasses all parts of our lives, from business operations and recreational activi...

Bikash Poudel, Ph.D, Sarina Adhikari, Ph.D, Sean Morash: Distribution Automation: A General Business Case for Intelligent Switches for Reliability | Energy Central

Bikash Poudel, Ph.D, Sarina Adhikari, Ph.D, Sean Morash: Distribution Automation: A General Business Case for Intelligent Switches for Reliability | Energy Central
Featured in Energy Central: Distribution Automation: A General Business Case for Intelligent Switches for Electric Power Distribution System Reliability. By: Bikash Poudel, Ph.D, Sarina Adhikari, Ph.D, Sean Morash "Power distribution systems were designed to be simple and dependable because of the immense scale, circuit miles, and capital investment necessary to initially construct them. As the distribution system is modernized in conjunction with in...

Jeremy Laundergan: Aligning Demand Response Capabilities with Appropriate Applications | Electric Energy Magazine

Jeremy Laundergan: Aligning Demand Response Capabilities with Appropriate Applications | Electric Energy Magazine
Jeremy Laundergan's article featured in Electric Energy Magazine. Aligning Demand Response Capabilities with Appropriate Applications For more than 100 years, electrical generation, transmission and distribution have been built to meet expected expansion in customer demand. However, this historical pattern is changing. Due to more efficient use of energy and conservation, load growth is decreasing or flatlining, and peak periods are shifting, due to ...

Jeremy Laundergan: Grid Modernization in Hawaii | T&D World

Jeremy Laundergan: Grid Modernization in Hawaii | T&D World
Vice President of Consulting Services, Jeremy Laundergan, contributes an article to T&D World covering the latest Grid Modernization efforts in Hawaii. Click here to read the full article. "Many labels are being used to describe the technical evolution of electric utilities as multiple simultaneous changes are occurring across the industry. “Smart Grid” is a term that initially tried to encompass a more customer-interactive utility — with sm...

Ron Chebra: Armed and Augmented; How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce | PowerGrid International

Ron Chebra: Armed and Augmented; How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce | PowerGrid International
Vice President of Grid Modernization, Ron Chebra, contributes to the December issue of PowerGrid International: Armed and Augmented | How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce. "For many avid football fans, the familiar overlay of the line of scrimmage and the 1st down marker is a common place visual aid that makes the game more interesting to watch.  The technology underneath this is a manifestation of Augmented Reality (AR)...

Sean Morash: Distributed Battery Energy Storage Intro to Battery DR and How Baselining Techniques Can Fail (Part 1) | EE Online

Sean Morash: Distributed Battery Energy Storage Intro to Battery DR and How Baselining Techniques Can Fail (Part 1) | EE Online
Part 1 of a two-part series taking a closer look at existing efforts to solve Battery DR Challenges and areas where more attention is needed. Nov/Dec 2017, Electric Energy T&D Magazine by Sean Morash   In a recent pilot project, utilizing commercial and industrial customers’ stationary energy storage battery resources, the performance of large capacity battery storage systems, as they responded to demand response signals from a utility...