Ron Chebra: (“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization?

By Ron Chebra (“Smart,” “Intelligent,” “Advanced”) Meters: Are they mandatory or optional elements for Grid Modernization? By Ron Chebra Listening to a utility discussing their grid modernization efforts, it seemed obvious from the information provided that “smart,” “intelligent,” or “advanced” meters (pick your favorite adjective) were at the heart of many of the applications that…

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Aaron Snyder: Resilient Consultants

by:  Aaron Snyder My laptop was stolen! My hard drive crashed! My laptop was detained by CBP! Are you ready for these? Resiliency is a hot topic for the electric industry, but it can also be a personal lifestyle aspiration. Those who travel for work are particularly tied to devices (laptop, mobile phone) but how…

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Exciting News for EnerNex!

We’re Pleased to Announce: EnerNex, a CESI Company   CESI, a world-leading energy technology and innovation consulting company headquartered in Europe, and EnerNex, a leading U.S. electric power engineering and consulting firm, today announced a partnership through which EnerNex will be operating under the CESI umbrella. The acquisition brings together two stable and profitable companies…

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Grid Modernization – Are You Ready Yet? | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

This presentation will describe the origins of Grid Modernization and propose a readiness determination methodology. Attendees will also examine concepts that challenge existing paradigms in order to understand how to define more robust future systems. Click here to access the free recording.       Presented by Dr. Aaron Snyder, Director of Grid Technology Consulting…

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EnerNex launches: The Energy Exchange Podcast

Take a listen to The Energy Exchange podcast hosted by EnerNex. A podcast where we talk about a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future. Episode #1: Reliability, Resiliency and Response  In this first episode of The Energy Exchange, host and EnerNex VP Ron Chebra covers the topic of: Reliability, Resiliency and Response. Hear from…

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Ron Chebra: Business Drivers across the Microgrid Landscape

I was at the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Forum in Chicago in May and was a panelist on the “Keys to Financing Microgrids” session chaired by Matan Metial of S&C. Other panelist included Mark Everette of MWE Consulting and Patrick Norton of Javelin Capital. I set the framework for various microgrid applications for what I…

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AUGMENTED REALITY + THE UTILITY INDUSTRY | WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

        WEBINAR OVERVIEW Digital disruption is driving the next wave of technological evolution, and the utility sector is no exception. According to ABI Research, augmented reality (AR) is expected to balloon into a $100 billion industry by 2020. The imminent appearance of AR in the marketplace will benefit the power utilities and…

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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…

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EnerNex and Paul De Martini support HECO

EnerNex is grateful to have partnered with Paul De Martini to support the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ March 1 filing of the Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) report. The approach combines generation and transmission planning and load forecasting with distribution planning, stakeholder engagement and resource procurement, including distributed energy resource (DER) alternatives, for a holistic approach to…

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BLOG | What’s in the future?

By Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization. Recently a client of our asked if we had any sense of emerging or nascent technologies that will be game changers over the next 10 or so years. We brainstormed about key things like: Energy Storage – new chemistries that will reduce costs, improve performance and become…

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BLOG | A Tidal Wave of Acronyms in EpiDERMic Proportions Crash Over Utilities

By Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization. Our industry seems to find a never-ending source for developing, using and abusing TLAs, FLAs and MLAs (three letter, four letter and multiple letter acronyms) which can lead up to a cacophony of unpronounceable sounds like DERMS, (which can sound like germs to those who are unfamiliar…

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Bulk Solar PV is Different – by Bob Zavadil

To read Bob Zavadil’s blog concerning Bulk Solar, please click on the link below. https://www.uvig.org/blog-bulk-solar-pv-different/

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David Mueller to Present on Microgrids at IEEE Smart Grid Webinar February 28

https://smartgrid.ieee.org/microgrids-use-cases-and-power-quality-considerations Microgrids: Use Cases and Power Quality Considerations Presented by: David Mueller, EnerNex Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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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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