The Energy Journal January 2019 Issue: Available for Download

The Energy Journal January 2019 Issue: Available for Download
A Publication from our CESI Partner: CESI's publication of The Energy Journal’s issue n.13 is entirely dedicated to America. The Energy Journal focuses on the continent as a whole, with all its deep diversities and enormous potential, in order to delineate an energy scenario as complete and up-to-date as possible. From smart cities to grid modernization, from electric mobility to the fight against climate change: America is facing different challenges wi...

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Utilities: EnerNex Vice President Moderates Panel Discussion at the 2019 DistribuTECH

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Utilities: EnerNex Vice President Moderates Panel Discussion at the 2019 DistribuTECH
How Augmented Reality Will Impact Utilities: EnerNex Vice President Moderates Panel Discussion at the 2019 DistribuTECH Knoxville, Tenn., USA, February 5, 2019 —EnerNex, a CESI company leader of engineering, consulting, and research services to the electric power industry, today announced its Vice President of Grid Modernization Ron Chebra will moderate a panel centered around augmented reality for intelligent assisted asset management at DistribuTECH co...

The Next Steps for Vehicle2Grid | Energy Central

The Next Steps for Vehicle2Grid | Energy Central
The Next Steps for Vehicle2Grid Published January 24, 2019 | Energy Central Online Author:  Sean Morash, Consultant, EnerNex Energy storage has been dubbed the silver bullet to the modernization and diversification of our electricity system.[1] Storage can take a host of forms, but the stationary lithium-ion battery appears to have the most hype at the moment. The hype cycle and a certain eccentric billionaire at its center are bringing energy sto...

Cost Benefit Analysis – Science or Art? | Electric Light & Power

Cost Benefit Analysis – Science or Art? | Electric Light & Power
Cost Benefit Analysis – Science or Art? Published February 3, 2019 | Electric Light & Power Author:  Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization, EnerNex Frequently, the cost benefit analyses (CBA) for utility smart grid investments have a number of foundational rigors that certainly have a strong level of science around them. A fact-based analysis is often a reasonably well-crafted exercise that can help forecast the total cost of owners...

Do Team Building Exercises Work?

Do Team Building Exercises Work?
Do Team Building Exercises Work? By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108     A few years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in an off-site team building exercise in Belgium.  Upon reflecting on the particular challenge presented, I made the link to the meaningfulness of that very activity and the workplace. First, let me describe the challenge. In short:  Find a tree that ...

The Term Use Case is Becoming Hackneyed

The Term Use Case is Becoming Hackneyed
By Jeremy Laundergan hack·neyed (adjective) a phrase or idea lacking significance after being overused. The use of the term “use case” has been misused, over-used and misconstrued so much recently that the interpretation of this term has created some confusion about the usefulness of this methodology. Use Case methodology is a structured approach for identifying and documenting system requirements and interactions, and provide a foundation for ass...

A Comprehensive Study of Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) System Impact | IEEE Xplore

A Comprehensive Study of Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) System Impact Published via IEEE Xplore Authors Sarina Adhikari, EnerNex David Mueller, EnerNex Reigh Walling, Walling Energy Systems Consulting Adam J. O'Laughlin, United Illuminating Company Abstract Quasi-dc geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) resulting from the geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) flow through the neutrals of grounded-wye transformers causing half-cycle satura...
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