KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnerNex, a leading electric power research, engineering and consulting firm, today announced its participation in DistribuTECH, one of the leading transmission and distribution trade shows in North America. This three-day event will be held on January 23-25, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
EnerNex’s team (#TEAMENERNEX) of over ten industry professionals are attending the conference, including Jeff Lamoree, CEO, co-founder, Bob Zavadil, EVP, co-founder, Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization and Jeremy Laundergan, Vice President of Consulting Services.
“Our attendance at DistribuTECH underscores our dedication to helping utilities reshape their strategies and best practices to adapt to the dramatically-changing energy sector,” said Lamoree.
Vice President of Grid Modernization Ron Chebra: Chair of the Internet of Things (IoT)/Smart Cities Track
A visionary and expert in the area of grid modernization, Chebra was selected to Chair the IoT/Smart Cities track. The sessions in this track will look at some of the technologies and trends that will allow utilities to live in the interconnected world of smart cities that is being created through IoT and Grid of Things (GoT). The convergence of technologies that support modernizing the grid is also bringing significant value to many communities. Communications networks, intelligent end devices and being able to extract actionable information through analytics is helping cities to better manage their assets. Citizens are starting to see tangible evidence with more and more communities installing systems to support smart street lighting, provide assistance with parking space availability and enhanced security monitoring. Utilities and cities are natural partners to bring mutual value to customers and citizens.
Chebra will be moderating the 90-minute panel session “Smart Cities, it Takes a Village” on January 23 at 1:00pm. The smart cities movement continues to gain momentum, linking connectivity, power, transportation, water, public safety and IoT to bring value to the populous. Establishing a champion who can muster all of the diverse needs of the stakeholders, examining financing options and redefining processes is no small undertaking. This panel will feature city and utility champions who will discuss how they were able to make it happen and share their resulting outcomes. Utilities and communities alike will be able to hear about lessons learned in bringing these sectors together.
More information on all the sessions and speakers included in this track can be found here.
Helping Utilities Manage the Changing Energy Landscape
Recently featured as one of Energy CIO Insights’ Top 10 Smart Energy Solution Providers of 2017, EnerNex understands the industry is undergoing some of the most radical technology, economic and regulatory challenges in decades.
Exhibiting this year at booth #908, EnerNex will present its expanding portfolio of leading grid modernization engagements around the world, including projects in California, Louisiana, Hawaii and Saudi Arabia to name a few. Aging infrastructure, regulatory changes and an increasing array of distributed energy resources are driving a massive charge towards grid modernization efforts across the nation. Each and every case is totally different and must be analyzed and approached according to their specific circumstances. EnerNex has been front and center in these efforts, including strategy development, project planning, regulatory engagement, economic analysis, lifecycle management and technology deployment.
EnerNex representatives will be available at the booth for additional inquiries and in-booth presentations throughout the event. An appointment can be made in advance by calling 865-218-4600 or visiting the company website. As a contributor to the book Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition, EnerNex will be giving away ten free copies at the booth.
About the Conference
DistribuTECH is considered the utility industry’s largest conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology.
EnerNex, established in 2003, provides research, engineering and consulting services to the electric power industry. EnerNex focuses on providing services around the development and application of new and emerging electric power technologies to engineer a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future.
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