Confidential Client Fortune 50 | New Product Due Diligence

EnerNex was engaged by a third party on behalf of a Fortune 50 manufacturing company to review a set of new products for the underground distribution market. The due diligence completed its first phase, with a number of planned marketing and engineering changes to the product, as well as a new set of potential targets…

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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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DNP Secure Authentication

DNP Secure Authentication – EnerNex is the editor and primary author of a specification to provide cybersecurity to the most popular utility communications protocol in North America, the Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3). This addition to DNP3 provides an open, standardized method for a master station, remote terminal unit, sensor or intelligent electronic device (IED) to…

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Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS)

EnerNex led the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS), a culmination of an effort that spanned two and one-half years. The study team began by modeling wind resources in a large part of the Eastern Interconnection and finished by conducting a detailed wind integration study and top-down transmission analysis. The study resulted in information…

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) NESCOR

The objective of this project is to establish a National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization Resource (NESCOR) that has the knowledge and capacity to enhance the effort of the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO) by providing technical assessments of power system and cybersecurity standards to meet power system security requirements; provide recommendations for incident response,…

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Entergy | Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

AMI has attracted increased attention within the electric power industry in an effort to modernize and develop a more intelligent and reliable electric power system. Regulatory bodies are examining the feasibility of establishing conservation-based electricity pricing programs and implementing the smart metering necessary to support such pricing programs. EnerNex assisted Entergy in evaluating options for…

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Fortune 50 HQ | Energy Storage Analysis for Microgrid Support

EnerNex helped design one of the largest campus microgrids in the country for a Fortune 50 company. The project challenges included: High power quality needed for sensitive manufacturing processes Need for a resilient system following a natural disaster Providing renewable energy for over 1000 electric vehicle chargers on-site; and Determining the optimal energy storage under…

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Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) | Smart Grid Architecture and Roadmap

EnerNex was part of a team creating the Hawaiian Electric Company’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulatory application for smart grid investment. EnerNex updated the Smart Grid Roadmap that Hawaii Electric initially filed in the spring of 2014, by developing a Smart Grid Enterprise Architecture Map and providing input for Cost‐Benefit analysis. EnerNex highlighted the integration…

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) | Grid Modernization Roadmap

EnerNex managed an engagement to develop a smart grid roadmap, architecture, and business case for the LADWP. Following an initial assessment of the organization’s plans and readiness, EnerNex worked with the client to define a smart grid strategy that served as guidance for the development of the roadmap and architecture. The ten-year roadmap consisted of…

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New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) | Controlled System Separation Study for Bulk Power Systems

The project investigated the feasibility of separating bulk power systems in a controlled manner for the purpose of maintaining stability in individual electric islands. A complex East Interconnection bulk power system model in PSS®E was studied in terms of different dispatch patterns. A broad range of disturbances was investigated for system dynamics. The outcomes of…

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