BLOG | Selectivity is Key for Making Undergrounding Effective and Affordable

By Kay Stefferud, Director of Implementation Services, EnerNex Dec. 21 is the first day of winter, a season that inevitably means two things for many utilities: ice and snow storms that knock out power, followed by customers wondering aloud why most lines aren’t buried. That means now is the time to start brushing up on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Blog | Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Grid Impact Assessment Studies

By Sarina Adhikari The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had directed North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards related to system operating during Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) and system impact analysis to predict possible GMD vulnerability. Both the NERC GMD operating standard, EOP-010-1 and the GMD planning standard, TPL-007-1 have already been accepted and enacted…

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September 18 – 21 | Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School

The 2017 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School and Conference Location: Auburn, Alabama Dates: September 18-21 Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more >>

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Justifying the Cost of DER Hosting Capacity Studies and Investments | Electric Light and Power

Justifying the Cost of DER Hosting Capacity Studies and Investments By Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Service As state and federal policies in the United States continue to advocate and mandate lower carbon emissions from the electric power industry with a higher utilization of renewable energy resources, the electric transmission and distribution grid needs…

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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…

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Renewable Plant Model Validation – It’s getting serious now

By Bob Zavadil, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder Bob Zavadil, EVP and Co-Founder of EnerNex, actively participates in the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) and acts as the chair for the VG Modeling and Interconnection User Group. This post originally appeared on uvig.org. Large renewable generating facilities – especially wind and solar – have been…

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EnerNex EVP Robert Zavadil Recipient of the Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power

25-year industry veteran recognized for overall advancement of the power industry October 04, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EnerNex, an electric power research, engineering and consulting firm, announces Co-founder and Executive Vice President Robert Zavadil has received the 2016 Wayne E. Knabach Award for Excellence in Power. Zavadil has worked on electric…

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Demand Management as a Stepping Stone to Demand Response

By Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Service Since our founding in 2003, EnerNex has been involved with grid modernization efforts related to Demand Side Management (DSM) including energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR). Our work with Southern California Edison (SCE) on the Use Cases for utilizing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to facilitate DR…

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