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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PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM) | Renewable Integration Study

PJM has a transmission system that feeds electric power to 51 million people in 13 states. As part of the PJM requirement to meet national and regional standards, PJM looks into the future to identify situations that may require additional build out of transmission to avoid system overloads or look into operating practices to maintain…

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Progress Energy Florida | EMTP-RV Investigation of Tertiary Connected Shunt Reactor Failure at Central Florida Substation

Progress Energy Florida installs switched shunt reactors on the 13.8 kV tertiary windings of their 500/230 kV transformer banks to reduce high system voltages during light load periods. Two 25 Mvar shunt reactors, Reactor #1 and Reactor #2 are installed on the 13.8 kV delta tertiary of the 500/230/13.8 kV autotransformer Bank #2 at the…

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) | 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Power System Resiliency Project

EnerNex was retained by the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee to do an independent assessment of the efforts by Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) and the MetLife Stadium to prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. The game was the first Super Bowl to be hosted in a winter climate, on the heels…

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Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) | Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

EnerNex is working as a subcontractor to Booz Allen Hamilton on this engagement to support SEC in preparing for and developing Requests for Proposal, and performing technical due diligence on qualified bidders, for a planned AMI investment. EnerNex provided primarily technical assistance on the project, including: Support for a current state assessment Business case assessment…

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Smart Meter Texas

EnerNex was engaged to document and publicize the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) solution. The SMT solution is a common data repository for smart meter data in Texas which can be accessed by customers, and, with customer approval, retail electric providers, and third parties. SMT also facilitates the provisioning of HAN devices. As part of the…

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Smart Wires | Product Evaluation

EnerNex led Smart Wires in support of reviewing their existing product architecture for fundamental cybersecurity vulnerabilities and its ability to adapt to evolving industry cyber security requirements and best practices.

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Southern California Edison (SCE) | Battery Demand Response

EnerNex has worked with Southern California Edison (SCE) for many years on a variety of projects related to Demand Response. As battery energy storage is becoming an important component of advanced grid operations to assist in balancing the intermittent output from distributed generation, the performance of the battery systems needs to be assessed. EnerNex worked…

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