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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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 Update:  Geomagnetic Disturbance Study entitled “A Comprehensive Study of Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) system impact” is now available in the IEEExplore. Here is the link to the paper:    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8273848/ The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had directed North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards related to system operating during Geomagnetic Disturbance…

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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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