Electric Power Systems Challenges with High Renewable Penetration
Experience and Perspectives from CESI and EnerNex

Wednesday, June 19

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

This joint CESI and EnerNex complementary webinar will offer an international perspective on renewable energy integration, along with current and future challenges set by the ambitious targets for renewable energy sources. Keeping the grid reliable and secure as renewable growth accelerates are significant industry concerns. Experts from CESI and EnerNex will discuss the engineering approaches being applied to address these challenges, and how new approaches might be necessary along this path of renewable energy growth.

Registrants will receive access to the webinar on demand and a copy of the presentation slides.


Bruno Cova

CESI Systems Planning Project Director

Bruno Cova has a MSc in Electrical Engineering. Since 1986 he has been working in Milan for CESI, a consultancy company focused on electrical system design, testing and certification. At present, he’s the director of Systems Planning Unit. He has extensive experience of transmission planning and feasibility studies relevant to power system interconnections and generation from renewable sources, notably in Europe, the southern and eastern Mediterranean region and some countries of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Bruno Cova has been engaged for years in international associations such as CIGRE and WEC (World Energy Council). At present, he’s CIGRE distinguished member and the Italian officer at CIGRE Study Committee C1 “Power System Development and Economics.”

Robert Zavadil, PE

EnerNex Chief Operating Officer

Bob Zavadil is a nationally recognized expert in electric power system issues for wind generation. His clients in the wind generation industry range from turbine designers and manufacturers to project developers and operators, along with transmission service providers and independent transmission system operators. He has extensive experience with new and emerging technologies for electric power generation, delivery, and utilization, including distributed generation and power electronics-based equipment and hence, is able to provide expert advice on all kinds of studies related to wind power plants.

Bob has over forty years of experience with advanced modeling and simulation tools for electric power systems. He has supervised multiple wind integration and interconnection studies in bulk power systems and is actively involved in the majority of the modeling activities at EnerNex. He has supervised and conducted several Sub Synchronous Resonance and interaction studies involving wind power plants in the past with very successful outcomes. One of his recent projects on investigating SSR phenomenon was the performance comparison of SmartWires Router with the EHV series compensation capacitors.