Company Surpasses 12 Gigawatts in Renewable Energy Projects; 500 Million Smart Meters Deployed in Grid Modernization Projects
December 21, 2016 05:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EnerNex, an electric power research, engineering and consulting firm, announced they have surpassed 12 gigawatts (GW) on renewable energy development projects.
In working with two of the three largest wind farm owners in North America, EnerNex has seen an uptick in major wind energy development projects in the U.S., reflecting its continued leadership and commitment to technological innovation and renewable energy advancement.
“This milestone is a proud accomplishment for EnerNex. Our involvement with project developers and operators dates back to the earliest days of our company. The outlook for renewables remains bright, owing to ever more favorable economics in the face of rising uncertainties in the electric power industry,” said Bob Zavadil, EnerNex co-founder and EVP. “We look forward to maintaining and growing our activities in the renewable project development space as we foresee a continued vibrant demand for clean energy.”
The firm has also worked on deployment projects for over half a billion smart meters worldwide. In 2016, the EnerNex team worked on projects that will install an additional 40 million meters. Looking ahead to pending projects for 2017, the EnerNex team will touch another 20 million meters.
In addition, EnerNex completed Smart Grid Roadmaps for entities servicing more than 1.2 billion people. The firm’s approach to Smart Grid Roadmap development follows a proven, industry-standard approach: providing the utility with a set of prioritized and time-phased grid modernization initiatives unique to its business strategy and objectives.
“We’ve had the privilege of working with several of the largest utilities across the country to develop holistic, requirements-based, business value-driven grid modernization roadmaps – building on and leveraging existing applications and infrastructure wherever possible, and incorporating industry standards to ensure reliability, interoperability, flexibility, and reduced cost and risk,” said Doug Houseman, Vice President of Innovation and Technology.
EnerNex Staff Accolades:
- Aaron Snyder, Director of Technology Services, was appointed a member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel’s (SGIP) 2017 Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and oversight to the industry consortium.
- Doug Houseman was selected as one of the eleven National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Disaster Resilience Fellows in support of NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide, a framework to help communities prepare for hazardous events and to restore vital functions quickly if disruptive incidents occur.
In addition, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) named Houseman a liaison to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in an effort to spur collaboration in addressing grid modernization challenges.
“These appointments signify our continued dedication and support of grid modernization efforts and we look forward to continuing this momentum into 2017,” said Jeff Lamoree, EnerNex co-founder and CEO.