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...

Ron Chebra: Leveraging AMI Data for Better Consumer Engagement | T&D World

Ron Chebra: Leveraging AMI Data for Better Consumer Engagement | T&D World
Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization, shares his views on the early history of AMI in this T&D World article. Some electric utility personnel will tell you they are convinced their industry is more technologically advanced than the water utility industry, even though AMI provides notable exceptions. For example, did you know that the first advanced metering infrastructure was installed in the 1980s at a water utility, not an electric utility? The...

Sean Morash: Why the Term “Baseload Power” Is in Need of a Shift | Intelligent Utility

Sean Morash: Why the Term “Baseload Power” Is in Need of a Shift | Intelligent Utility
by Sean Morash Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently requested that his department study the effects of clean energy on baseload generation. The memo asserts that “baseload power is necessary to a well-functioning electric grid” and directs for the execution of “a study to explore critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid...” The request is likely tied to the fact that several states are seekin...

Dave Mueller: Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Grid | PowerGrid International

Dave Mueller: Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Grid | PowerGrid International
Connecting a Good Neighbor to the Power Grid: Electrical Power Studies Important for Wind Power Plants by Dave Mueller Wind plants require much engineering, and electric power studies are a fundamental part of that engineering effort. These studies ensure safe and reliable operation of the power grid with the wind plant connected. Their objectives are to assess the impact of the wind plant on the transmission grid and determine the rating and sizing ...