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 ...

Security Sessions | Models, Patrols, and Pads | Electric Energy Online

Security Sessions | Models, Patrols, and Pads | Electric Energy Online
Security Sessions | Models, Patrols, and Pads By Doug Houseman and Sean Morash In the future, all of the analytics, automated restoration, transactive energy and other changes to operations will rely on one key foundation: the underlying grid model and its accuracy. Back in the 1960’s, the grid model was a single line drawing that was done with a T-square on a drafting board. Transformers were typically denoted at the end of each lateral without re...

Secretary of Energy Moniz exit interview | Energy Central

Secretary of Energy Moniz exit interview | Energy Central
Secretary of Energy Moniz did an exit interview with DOE's podcast team By Doug Houseman Ernest Moniz is an award winning Nuclear Physicist who was a professor at MIT before being confirmed as the Secretary of Energy in March of 2013. He had previously served as the Under Secretary of Energy in the 1990s. In 2008 Obama for America issued an Energy Fact Sheet[1]. The article below is a combination of the promises for the electric industry in the fact s...

Morash and Houseman featured in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter

Morash and Houseman featured in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
Interview with Doug Houseman, Sean Morash and Scott Fisher QUESTIONS: Has the industry considered using Electric Vehicle (EV) demand to shift the energy consumption to align with renewable energy generation or to store otherwise curtailed renewable energy? Yes. The utility industry often refers to strategic shifting of EV charging as “Smart Charging.” The effect of EV load has often been cited as a possible way to strategically match demand with incr...

6 articles to be thankful for this holiday | Energy Central

6 articles to be thankful for this holiday | Energy Central
Around the Thanksgiving table, we're all supposed to list the things, stuff and people we are thankful for. This year, I'm going to add an editor's note to that tradition---namely what articles from the Energy Central communities made my list. 6. One model to run the distribution grid Doug Houseman, VP of EnerNex, is always our "go-to" guy for the best insights into distribution: how it does run, how it should run, how it could be done more effici...