Webinar Available for Download | Microgrids and the City

Webinar Available for Download | Microgrids and the City
Is your municipality prepared for a loss of power for days, or even weeks? The use of backup generators is really a short-term solution that only addresses one aspect of loss of power - what about the rest? Wireless communications? Clean water? Gasoline/diesel? Medicines? A holistic approach to energy from upfront and ongoing efficiency, minimizing demand, and designing, building, and operating long-term outage solutions is within the grasp of all munic...

Blog | EnerNex Supports HECO’s Grid Modernization Strategy

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 Grid Modernization Workshop held on May 10. IMPORTANT LINKS Click here to r...

Ron Chebra: Leveraging AMI Data for Better Consumer Engagement | T&D World

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 advanced metering infrastructure was installed in the 1980s at a water utility, not an electric utility? The...

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries

Report Available For Download | Commercial and Industrial AutoDR with Stationary Batteries
As battery energy storage is becoming an important component of distributed energy resources (DER) and balancing the intermittent output from distributed generation, the performance of the battery systems needs to be assessed. EnerNex worked with Southern California Edison (SCE) to conduct thirteen tests with three industrial customers utilizing large (>1MW) capacity battery storage systems. EnerNex then measured and evaluated performance of the storage...

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 a prioritized set of defined projects including smart meter deployment, demand response for large ...

United Illuminating | Business Case Development Project

EnerNex developed business cases for the microgrids and performed cost benefit analyses for generation options including combined heat and power (CHP), natural gas and propane fuels. EnerNex calculated the total electric load and wrote the generator specifications for the microgrids for multiple community microgrids. We prepared the formal documents including project summaries and recommendations for presentation to senior management and the state’...

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 System requirements for smart metering, head end systems, gateways, ...

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....

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 for the initial trials and pilots. The second phase of the due diligence is underway. ...

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 reliability standards. Adding renewable energy to any generation system can have impacts on existing and future planning of...