Episode #2 | Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point

Episode #2 | Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point
The Energy Exchange Podcast Hosted by EnerNex Now Live! Episode #2: Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point https://anchor.fm/enernex-energy-exchange Episode Summary This episode of The Energy Exchange is all about the pre-payment movement within utilities. What are the drivers, motivators, benefits and societal impacts of these pre-pay programs? EnerNex VP Ron Chebra explores the topic with special guests David Elve, CMO and EVP of PayGo, and Scott ...

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...

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?
ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy? By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   As more and more utilities undertake their Grid Modernization journey, an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is frequently at the core of many of their technology plans. An ADMS typically encompasses multiple application functions such as, Distribution Scada (dSCADA), Outage Management (OMS), Distribut...

Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop

Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop
Through Order No. 34281, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to develop "a detailed Grid Modernization Strategy will provide the comprehensive and holistic vision and context to inform subsequent review of discrete grid modernization project applications submitted by the Companies." The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to make an initial draft of the Grid Moderniz...

Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium

Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium
EnerNex is supporting the development and implementation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Grid Modernization Strategy which was filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on August 29, 2017. As part of the Grid Modernization Strategy, the Companies proposed a new Integrated Grid Planning process that integrates the needs at all levels of the system: customer, bulk power resources, transmission, and distribution. The comprehensive, customer-...

Grid Modernization in Hawaii | T&D World

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...

Armed and Augmented; How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce | PowerGrid International

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)...

Ensuring Power Resiliency for Data Centers

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...

EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

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...

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

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...
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