Blog | Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers

Blog | Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers
By Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services, EnerNex How hot is the data center market? In Q2 alone, businesses spent over $30 billion dollars building and expanding their data centers, according to Synergy Research Group. Resilience is a major reason why they’re spending so much. The cloud lets businesses spread their applications and storage around multiple, geographically dispersed data centers, so their operations continue if a hurric...

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted their Grid Modernization Strategy to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on August 29, 2017. EnerNex, in partnership with Paul De Martini at Newport Consulting and the Electric Power Research Institute, is honored to be assisting the Hawaiian Electric Companies in developing this Grid Modernization Strategy, as well as support the Grid Modernization Workshop held on May 10. IMPORTANT LINKS Click here to r...

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...

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries
As battery energy storage is becoming an important component of distributed energy resources (DER) and balancing the intermittent output from distributed generation, the performance of the battery systems needs to be assessed. EnerNex worked with Southern California Edison (SCE) to conduct thirteen tests with three industrial customers utilizing large (>1MW) capacity battery storage systems. EnerNex then measured and evaluated performance of the storage...

Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) | Smart Grid Architecture and Roadmap

EnerNex was part of a team creating the Hawaiian Electric Company’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulatory application for smart grid investment. EnerNex updated the Smart Grid Roadmap that Hawaii Electric initially filed in the spring of 2014, by developing a Smart Grid Enterprise Architecture Map and providing input for Cost‐Benefit analysis. EnerNex highlighted the integration and interoperability between systems necessary to both enable and ach...

Southern California Edison (SCE) | Grid Modernization Architecture Project

EnerNex is gathering requirements for Grid Modernization in support of the SCE's Grid Modernization Architecture (GMA) Project. Our team is providing: Input on equipment needs Review of business applications of the equipment Defining how the grid will operate Background support for the team on power system operations Providing architecture and requirement Subject Matter Expert (SME) support Creating architecture diagrams and sequence diagrams from...

Fortune 50 HQ | Energy Storage Analysis for Microgrid Support

EnerNex helped design one of the largest campus microgrids in the country for a Fortune 50 company. The project challenges included: High power quality needed for sensitive manufacturing processes Need for a resilient system following a natural disaster Providing renewable energy for over 1000 electric vehicle chargers on-site; and Determining the optimal energy storage under uncertain future market prices EnerNex’s design highlights include: ...

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) | 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Power System Resiliency Project

EnerNex was retained by the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee to do an independent assessment of the efforts by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) and the MetLife Stadium to prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. The game was the first Super Bowl to be hosted in a winter climate, on the heels of the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans where a power outage in the Superdome suspended play. EnerNex evaluated the following areas: Utility su...

Entergy | Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

AMI has attracted increased attention within the electric power industry in an effort to modernize and develop a more intelligent and reliable electric power system. Regulatory bodies are examining the feasibility of establishing conservation-based electricity pricing programs and implementing the smart metering necessary to support such pricing programs. EnerNex assisted Entergy in evaluating options for possible deployment of AMI. Tasks included: ...

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...