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 ...

Ron Chebra: What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) | Electric Energy Online

Ron Chebra: What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) | Electric Energy Online
What is between Grid of Things (GoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) is HoT (Holistically Orchestrated Things) by Ron Chebra The Grid of Things When it comes to connected things operating interactively and in close harmony with other assets, one just needs to look at the electric grid as a prime example of how efficiencies and optimization can be achieved by leveraging remote monitoring and control. Intelligent grid and network-connected assets can be ...

Houseman Featured in Midwest Energy News

Houseman Featured in Midwest Energy News
Modernizing the grid: Who pays, who profits, who participates? WRITTEN BY Kari Lydersen The transformation of the country’s electric grid — into a smart grid dotted with solar panels, batteries, microgrids and more — holds nearly infinite potential to change our daily lives, our cities and our environment. That was the overarching theme delivered by experts from industry, government and nonprofit groups at the national Grid Modernization Forum in Ch...

Doug Houseman: Pushing for Recloser Standardization | T&D World

Doug Houseman: Pushing for Recloser Standardization | T&D World
Nikki Chandler | Mar 16, 2017 Doug Houseman believes that reclosers are the single most important distribution automation product today, and that no one is really working on making the products work together in a fashion that makes it easy to train field workers. Houseman will bring these ideas to light when he moderates the “Ask the Experts” Manufacturer Panel Discussion at OMICRON’s Second Annual 2017 Recloser Workshop on April 26-27 at the OMICRON...

Kay Stefferud: Renovating T&D Systems | Electric Energy Online

Kay Stefferud: Renovating T&D Systems | Electric Energy Online
Renovating T&D Systems - A First Step Towards Implementing a Modern Grid By Kay Stefferud Distribution and Transmissions systems are evolving to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable distributed generation (DG) while also dealing with more intense storms, cyber security threats, evolving markets and aging infrastructure. Adapting to these changes requires necessary adjustments to protection schemes, fault detection, outage management, market ...