The Many Faces of FLISR | T&D World

The Many Faces of FLISR | T&D World
The Many Faces of FLISR The basic idea of FLISR is to quickly identify the location of a fault and then isolate the faulted area as tightly as possible Rick Wornat, Aaron Snyder | Jan 11, 2019 Published in T&D World As a means to improve distribution system reliability, FLISR (fault location, isolation, and service restoration) is a potentially powerful capability being implemented by many utilities. In a 2014 Department of Energy study of fi...

EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort | T&D World

EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort | T&D World
EPIC Growth Spurred by a Passionate and Focused Effort By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   Recently, I had the honor and privilege to speak at the 13th Annual Electric Power Industry Conference (EPIC) in Pittsburgh and covered an overview of some of the key challenges and opportunities facing our industry today. The list of topics ranged from defecting customers, including those anticipa...

Interview with Aaron F. Snyder on Grid Modernization and Resiliency | IEEE Smart Grid

Interview with Aaron F. Snyder on Grid Modernization and Resiliency | IEEE Smart Grid
IEEE Smart Grid Interviews EnerNex's Aaron F. Snyder on Grid Modernization and Resiliency – Frameworks and Case Study In this interview, Aaron answers questions from his IEEE Smart Grid webinar, "Grid Modernization and Resiliency - Frameworks and Case Study." View this webinar on-demand on the IEEE SG Resource Center. This question relates to requests for cost recovery. What problems have you seen around the country in terms of differentiating betwee...

Distribution Grid Power Electronic Devices as Mitigation Options for Circuits with High PV Penetration | Renewable Energy World

Distribution Grid Power Electronic Devices as Mitigation Options for Circuits with High PV Penetration By: Vadim Zheglov vzheglov@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6183     Originally published on the Renewable Energy World website As the penetration of variable Distributed Generation (DG) is increasing due to incentives and mandates, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) target in California of 33% by 2020, a numbe...

Power Quality of Microgrids | Distributed Energy Magazine

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...

A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems | IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
A Resiliency Framework for Distribution Systems Aaron Snyder Director of Grid Technology Consulting aaron@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6147 Neil Placer Director of Utility Services Consulting nplacer@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8101 Originally published in the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter | September 2018 issue Resiliency is an important topic that is growing in relevance, both in a traditional sense (i.e., being prepared to survive storm ev...

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

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) - Worthwhile Investment? via 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 are key drivers that are making...

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

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...

Distribution Automation: A General Business Case for Intelligent Switches for Reliability | Energy Central

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...

Aligning Demand Response Capabilities with Appropriate Applications | Electric Energy Magazine

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 ...
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