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EPE is looking to hire 1 to 2 Senior Power Systems Engineers in their Austin, TX office by end of 2016, and three more in 2017
EPE President attending the 9th Annual Transmission Summit that will be held in San Angelo, Texas on January 25-26, 2017
EPE Presenting at Utilities of the Future Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Decemeber 12-13, 2016
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January 25-26, 2017
EPE President, Hala N. Ballouz, will attend the 9th Annual Transmission Summit that will be held in San Angelo, Texas on January 25-26, 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there!
December 12-13, 2016
EPE will be participating in the USAID Electric Utility Business Models of the Future workshop where EPE President, Hala Ballouz, and EPE's VP of Business Development, Hugo Mena, will be providing their experience and expertise in the area of energy storage and the role of the consumer in the electric utility. This workshop will educate the participants with the fundamental knowledge of the existing state of the electric utility sector and the challenges and opportunities moving forward to aid in the improvement of the planning and operations of the electric utility sector.
December 05-09, 2016
As part of the Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP), USAID and EPE are having a week long initiative in Grenada to aid the country’s local utility, GRENLEC, in development of electrical Grid Codes as well as provide insight and experience regarding the integration of renewables. USAID and EPE will be attending breakout sessions with the Ministry of Energy as well as GRENLEC in order to better understand the needs of the country to better aid in the development of standards and processes to be included within the Grid Code. At the conclusion of this workshop a set of preliminary Grid Codes and supporting documentation will be developed and provided.
Below is a picture showing EPE's president Hala N. Ballouz along with USAID CARCEP Energy and Regulatory Governance Specialist, Elizabeth Butler, and USAID CARCEP Deputy Chief of Party and Clean Energy Development Specialist, Dwight DaCosta.
September 12-15, 2016
Hala N. Ballouz, President of EPE, and Hugo Mena, VP of Business Development, will attend the Solar Power International Conference that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 12-15, 2016.
Please join us at booth #W724 to discuss your Solar projects.
We look forward to seeing you there!
August 30-31, 2016
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas electric grid is host to several Gigawatts of Solar projects under Study. Hala N. Ballouz, President of EPE will be speaking on “Interconnecting wind & solar in Texas” at the Wind & Solar Expo at San Angelo’s McNease Convention Center in San Angelo Texas.
May 2-5, 2016
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) will exhibit at the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition in Dallas, TX from Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Thursday, May 5, 2016. Ahmad Abdullah, one of EPE’s Power System Engineers, will give a poster presentation titled “A Wavelet Entropy Approach for Detecting Lightning Faults on Transmission Lines” on Wednesday May 4 from 5-7pm.
Please join us at booth #444. We look forward to seeing you there!.
May 23-26, 2016
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) will exhibit at the AWEA Windpower 2016 Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Please join us at booth #1710. We look forward to seeing you there!.
April 27, 2016
Stephanie Badr, EPE VP of Operations, presenting on “Grid impact studies: Integration of Large Capacity Renewable Energy System.” The paper was co-developed by Stephanie Badr and Carlo Mrad, Senior Engineer and Managing Director of EPE Beirut Office.
Hugo Mena, EPE VP of Business Development, presenting on “Grid compliance testing for the integration of large-capacity RE systems.” The paper was co-developed by Hugo Mena and Billy Yancey, EPE VP of Product Management.
April 26, 2016
Hala N. Ballouz, President of EPE presenting on the “Integration and Impact of Geothermal on Transmission and Distribution” at the Power Plays, Geothermal Energy in oil and Gas Fields, Conference & Workshop on the SMU Campus in Dallas Texas.
November 11-13, 2015
Hala N. Ballouz, President of EPE and President of TREIA, invites you to attend TREIA’s annual conference and to connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at GridNEXT conference being held on November 11-13 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.
As a leader in the sector, Hala N. Ballouz will be speaking in the panel session titled “Transmission: Growing the Grid” 1:30 – 2:20 pm on November 12th along with Carl Huslig (GridLiance), Jeff Billo (ERCOT) and Chris Reeder (Husch Blackwell). She will also be moderating the Panel on “Unbundling and Getting Down to Business”, 9:00 to 9:50 am with Nat Treadway (Distributed Energy Financial Group) and Paul Wattles (ERCOT).
Texas is the nation's largest and fastest growing consumer of electricity, making it the biggest market in the country. GridNEXT engages stakeholders on the grid modernization challenges facing clean energy integration, transmission and distribution expansion, and integration of Distributed Energy Resources. Click here for the full agenda of this conference.
September 7-10, 2015
Electric Power Engineers, Inc (EPE) is providing four-days of intensive training for the National Electric Power Company’s (NEPCO) engineers in Amman, Jordan on analyzing the grid impacts of renewable power projects on September 7-10, 2015.
The training is part of a larger effort from the Energy Sector Capacity Building (ESCB), a USAID-funded activity implemented by Deloitte, to build NEPCO’s capability to ensure renewable power projects comply with the transmission grid code and can be accommodated into the transmission network without any adverse effects on reliability or operations.
EPE President Speaking and Instructing at the Energy Storage North America Conference in San Diego, California
October 13-15, 2015
Our President Hala N. Ballouz will participate in the Utility Interconnection 101/201 Workshop to take place in San Diego, CA on October 13, 2015.
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn how utilities evaluate utility-scale grid storage cost-effectiveness – for resources ranging from bulk systems to utility-controlled distributed systems. Lessons learned from California storage RFO outcomes to date and implications for bidding and contracting strategies in the coming months will be discussed. Participants will practice and discuss ways that utilities and developers can be most successful preparing and responding to utility RFOs and negotiating energy storage agreements. The workshop will also provide a detailed regulatory and policy context so that participants understand why and how energy storage procurement will take place, and how best to provide attractive offers and close deals.
We look forward to seeing you there!
September 13-14, 2015
Our President Hala N. Ballouz will participate in the IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop that will be held at the Landmark Amman Hotel and Conference Center in Amman, Jordan on September 13-14, 2015.
Hala N. Ballouz will be participating in the track session, Grid Impact Studies.
This session includes discussion of the main aspects of impact on the grid from renewables, including the presentation and discussion of a sample grid impact analysis. This session is of great benefit for all engineers working in utilities, or with companies associated with medium or large scale PV projects.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) will attend the ESA 25th Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX from Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Friday, May 29, 2015.
Please join us at booth #516 to discuss your energy storage projects.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Our President Hala N. Ballouz will participate in the Solar Near East Exhibition and Forum (SONEX 2015) that will be held at the Halls of Amman International Motors Show on Road to Amman International Airport, Jordan under the Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Saif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, from Monday, May 18, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015.
As a leader in the sector, Hala N. Ballouz will provide a presentation titled “Importance of new technology for Integration of more renewables into the grid” on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 18.00-18.30
Below are SONEX 2015 Topics:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The presentation of the 2014 TREIA Awards took place at the Texas Renewables 2014 conference during the Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 5, at the Sheraton Dallas hotel.
During this event, the winners were congratulated and the awards were presented by Cynthia Redwine-Martinez, General Counsel, Meridian Solar, TREIA Awards Committee chair, and Hala Ballouz, President, Electric Power Engineers, Inc., TREIA President. Below is a list of the awards and their winners:
In addition to the above, The Charles H. Freeman Award, which has only been given twice by the Board of Directors of TREIA in memory of Charles (founder of Electric Power Engineers, Inc) who passed away in 2004 during his 3rd term as TREIA president, was presented to Hala Ballouz. The award is given in recognition of a member who has contributed exceptional service and commitment to TREIA, helping it accomplish its goals while emphasizing the purposes and benefits of TREIA’s organization which were penned by Charles himself before his passing. Below is a picture of Hala receiving the Charles H. Freeman Award. For more information on the event, please visit the website.
AES Southland Selected by Southern California Edison Company ("SCE") to develop 1,284 MW of thermal capacity and 100 MW x 4 hours of Battery Energy Storage in the West Los Angeles (LA) Basin, California
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SCE selected AES southland from the Local Capacity Requirements Request for Offers ("LCR RFO") for incremental capacity in the West LA Basin Sub-Area, to develop 1,284 MW of thermal capacity and 100 MW x 4 hours of Battery Energy Storage in the West LA Basin, California. More specifically, the projects consist of:
EPE Consulting Services have been key for AES Southland since 2010, analyzing the transmission efficacy of these projects and assisting in the design to repower up to 4,200 MW of AES’s Once Through Cooling (OTC) units in the LA Basin area, California. EPE is pleased to be part of AES Southland success and look forward to assist AES with their future projects.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Our President Hala N. Ballouz has been selected to act as the moderator for the Renewables Panel in the Energy Thought Summit that will be held at the Stateside Theater in Austin, Texas on September 4, 2014. Stateside Theater is located at 713 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. The ETS Committee decision was based on the number of votes, volume of quality thought leadership on/offline, and meaningful feedback from Austin community.
Energy Thought Summit (ETS) brings the world’s thought leaders together for two days to debate the state and future of energy — expect smart dialogue, and an engaging setting on- and offline.
Letter from TREIA President Hala N. Ballouz
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Our President Hala N. Ballouz is now expert consultant with Deloitte/USAID on the Energy Sector Capacity Building project in Jordan, advising on grid code development and procedures for the integration of renewable energy into the Jordanian transmission and distribution grid.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
EPE Chief Engineer, Hugo Mena is now a licensed professional engineer in the state of Arizona. Our congratulations!
EPE is now licensed in the following states: Texas, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona, Maryland, Connecticut, Idaho, Rhode Island
EPE Announcing the IENet Alliance at AWEA WINDPOWER 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) had a strong presence in the AWEA WindPower Conference 2013 in Chicago from Monday, May 6, 2013 to Wednesday, May 8, 2013, with key personnel attendance and exhibit.
During this event, EPE announced the formation of The Independent Engineering Network for Energy (IENet), an international alliance of Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) with V-Bar, LLC (V-Bar), IGM Civil Engineering, Inc. (IGM) and Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers, LLC. (Walsh). IENet forms an umbrella, under which the team offers competitively-priced due diligence, technical assessment and independent engineering with the convenience of a single point of contact. Below are some pictures from the event.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) has joined forces with V-Bar, LLC (V-Bar), IGM Civil Engineering, Inc. (IGM) and Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers, LLC. (Walsh) in the international alliance and formation of The Independent Engineering Network for Energy (IENet).
Under the IENet umbrella, the team offers competitively-priced due diligence, technical assessment and independent engineering with the convenience of a single point of contact.
The IENet alliance represents a team of dedicated, seasoned professionals with key expertise in due diligence for the development of energy projects, particularly in the area of renewables and transmission/distribution. For more information: ie-network.net
Thursday, February 21, 2013
At EPE, we are always pleased to participate and encourage academic achievements. EPE President, Hala N. Ballouz, had the honor of judging the UT Energy Forum's inaugural Texas Energy Research Competition last week.
Research was organized into three categories: Engineering, Physical & Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Within each category four prizes were awarded: First place- $3,000, 2nd place- $2,000, 3rd place- $1,000, Best Undergraduate- $500. There was also a $500 'Crowd Favorite' prize voted on by conference attendees. As a judge, Ms. Ballouz had the pleasure of passing out the awards at the end of the afternoon. We look forward to on-going participation with the Texas Energy Research Competition.
Two of EPE’s engineers have received their NABCEP PV installer certification in the fourth quarter of 2012 after completing their solar installation training.
Completed installation of 220 W Evergreen panels.
Hala N. Ballouz, President of Electric Power Engineers, is now on the board of directors of the Association of Women in Energy, promoting jobs for leaders in our industry.
Wind Coalition Representation with the SouthWest Power Pool (SPP)
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Preparation and Promulgation of Electricity Sector Codes – Transmission Code
Program: USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP)
Hala Ballouz, President of Electric Power Engineers, Inc. made a presentation on the draft Transmission Code, explaining the technical guidelines that will control the development, operation, and maintenance of the transmission lines in the electric grid, emphasizing the integration of renewable energy generation projects. This presentation is part of EPE’s role in in the CARCEP program assisting in capacity building in the utility sector on Smart Grid, Renewable Integration, and T&D development impact.
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The Grid Codes: Supporting Clean/Renewable Energy Policy Initiatives
Workshop: Preparation and Promulgation of Electricity Sector Codes
EPE President, Hala N. Ballouz, presented at ERCOT's Photovoltaic and Storage Workshop
Presentation: A Photovoltaic Integrators Perspective
EPE presenting at Transmission Summit 2012, on Grid Interconnection Issues for Wind and Solar projects in the new market.
EPE attended AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta, GA and had the following Podium and Poster Presentations
Presentation: Primary Frequency Response Requirments for Wind Generators - What are the Technical Challenges
Presentation: Energy Storage Cost Benefits in LMP Studies in Remote Wind Abundant Areas
Presentation: LMP Nodal Analysis for Optimal Grid Placement of Intermittent Renewable Resource Projects
Hala N. Ballouz presented at Solar Power International 2011
The Economics of Designing and Integrating Solar Projects into the Grid
EPE President, Hala N. Ballouz, presented an overview of utility-scale solar project development and interconnection in the 2011 Lone Star Solar Summit in San Angelo, Texas
Presentation: Utility-Scale Solar Project Development & Interconnection in Texas
EPE President, Hala N. Ballouz, presented an overview of grid interconnection for geothermal energy projects in a short course during the AAPG Annual 2011 conference
Presentation: Generator Transmission Grid Interconnection Guidelines
April 20-21, 2010: Lone Star Solar Summit 2010
January 15, 2010: Transmission Summit, Sweetwater Texas
October 13, 2016
Electric Power Engineers, Inc. (EPE) is positioned for significant growth allowing therefore the successful candidates to have opportunities for individual growth, career development, and entrepreneurial activity. EPE offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and relocation assistance. Compensation will be based on candidate’s education and experience in power system design and analysis.
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We recently added to our team four new members to meet our clients’ demands while Maintaining top quality engineering services:
• Joelle Abi Nahed, Intern Engineer
The Texas Renewable Energy Association Awarded Charles H. Freeman the Excellence Award for his contribution to the Renewable Industry. Electric Power Engineers vows to continue this path and promote more renewables into our transmission and distribution grid.
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