THE ENERGY EXCHANGE Podcast Episode #3 NOW LIVE!

THE ENERGY EXCHANGE Podcast Episode #3 NOW LIVE!
The Energy Exchange Podcast Episode #3 | Designing the Enterprise for Grid Modernization https://anchor.fm/enernex-energy-exchange This episode explores the challenges and needs utilities have in developing a good foundational solutions architecture that is flexible and extensible enough to support many of their grid modernization programs. Many leading utilities have developed and implemented an established process and methodology to help ensure thei...

Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts

Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts
Proper Utilization of PMU Data: Towards Prevention of Wide Area Blackouts By: Sarina Adhikari, Senior Consultant sadhikari@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x6177     The North American Bulk Electric Systems (BES) comprises of Eastern and Western Interconnection and Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). These are the combination of several complicated rotating machines along with several pieces of equipment for communic...

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 engagement two separate documents were prepared: Overview of Smart Meter Texas, an executive summary-level doc...

The Energy Exchange Podcast #2 Now Available

The Energy Exchange Podcast #2 Now Available
The Energy Exchange Podcast Hosted by EnerNex Now Live! Episode #2: Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point https://anchor.fm/enernex-energy-exchange Episode Summary This episode of The Energy Exchange is all about the pre-payment movement within utilities. What are the drivers, motivators, benefits and societal impacts of these pre-pay programs? EnerNex VP Ron Chebra explores the topic with special guests David Elve, CMO and EVP of PayGo, and Scott ...

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World

Chris Cone: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) – Worthwhile Investment? | Renewable Energy World
Chris Cone, Principal Consultant Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) - Worthwhile Investment? Renewable Energy World The short answer to the question posed in the title is, it depends. Anyone following electric utility trends knows that energy storage tops the list of exciting and transformative technologies in this industry. Rapidly evolving innovations, increasing interest by utilities and consumers, coupled with more competition in this space...

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?

ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy?
ADMS: a Product or a Philosophy? By: Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization rchebra@enernex.com 865-218-4600 x8108   As more and more utilities undertake their Grid Modernization journey, an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is frequently at the core of many of their technology plans. An ADMS typically encompasses multiple application functions such as, Distribution Scada (dSCADA), Outage Management (OMS), Distribut...

Past Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop

Past Presentation Material | Modern Grid Technology and Leading Practices Workshop
Through Order No. 34281, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to develop "a detailed Grid Modernization Strategy will provide the comprehensive and holistic vision and context to inform subsequent review of discrete grid modernization project applications submitted by the Companies." The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to make an initial draft of the Grid Moderniz...

Past Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium

Past Presentation Material | EnerNex Supports Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning Symposium
EnerNex is supporting the development and implementation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Grid Modernization Strategy which was filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on August 29, 2017. As part of the Grid Modernization Strategy, the Companies proposed a new Integrated Grid Planning process that integrates the needs at all levels of the system: customer, bulk power resources, transmission, and distribution. The comprehensive, customer-...

Jeremy Laundergan: Grid Modernization in Hawaii | T&D World

Jeremy Laundergan: Grid Modernization in Hawaii | T&D World
Vice President of Consulting Services, Jeremy Laundergan, contributes an article to T&D World covering the latest Grid Modernization efforts in Hawaii. Click here to read the full article. "Many labels are being used to describe the technical evolution of electric utilities as multiple simultaneous changes are occurring across the industry. “Smart Grid” is a term that initially tried to encompass a more customer-interactive utility — with sm...

Ron Chebra: Armed and Augmented; How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce | PowerGrid International

Ron Chebra: Armed and Augmented; How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce | PowerGrid International
Vice President of Grid Modernization, Ron Chebra, contributes to the December issue of PowerGrid International: Armed and Augmented | How an Emerging Technology Will Impact the Utility Industry Workforce. "For many avid football fans, the familiar overlay of the line of scrimmage and the 1st down marker is a common place visual aid that makes the game more interesting to watch.  The technology underneath this is a manifestation of Augmented Reality (AR)...