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Electric Power Engineers Offers Innovative Tool for FERC Order No. 2023 Compliance

Electric Power Engineers Offers Innovative Tool for FERC Order No. 2023 Compliance

Austin, Texas (March 20, 2024) – In an effort to meet the needs of utilities to modernize grid integration and meet compliance with regulatory mandates, Electric Power Engineers (EPE) announced the release of an updated tool tailored for Hosting Capacity Analysis and Heat Mapping, aimed at meeting the requirements of FERC Order No. 2023.   As the energy sector faces a significant transition, FERC Order No. 2023 ushered in the need for utilities to adopt more efficient approaches to generation...

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Electric Power Engineers Expands Operations in Panama to Meet Growing Demand for Energy Consulting

Electric Power Engineers Expands Operations in Panama to Meet Growing Demand for Energy Consulting

EPE establishes EPE Energy Consultants (EPE Energy Consultants S. de R.L.) in Panama to extend global reach of electrical engineering consulting services specializing in renewable energy planning and integration. Panama City, Panama (March 5, 2024) – Electric Power Engineers, an electrical engineering and energy consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, announced its expansion into Panama, establishing an official legal entity in Panama. The establishment of a new legal entity as...

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Unlocking Insights: EPE’s Expertise in Replicating PJM’s TC1 System Impact Study

Unlocking Insights: EPE’s Expertise in Replicating PJM’s TC1 System Impact Study

EPE Engineering Manager of Interconnection Services, Sameh Al-Eryani, recently shared the below information regarding some important updates happening in the PJM footprint: Is your project part of PJM's Transition Cycle TC1? Get prepared as PJM has kicked off Phase I System Impact Study and have released their TC1 cases yesterday. Navigating this transition cycle demands expertise, and that's precisely where EPE shines. We offer a unique perspective having supported numerous developers in this...

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Events

Visit us at APPA National

Visit us at APPA National

Stop by EPE booth #105 in the Grand Ballroom of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego to say hello to our team, ask our experts questions, or discuss any needs you may have. We would be happy to have you! And be sure to catch our guest Rick Windhorst of Paducah Power System when he and our own Danielle Murray present, Developing Your EV Readiness Plan: Lessons from Paducah on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. PT. This session will take what is sure to be an interesting and informative look at how...

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We’re Exhibiting! Come see us at Cleanpower 2024 in Minneapolis and IEEE PES T&D in Anaheim

We’re Exhibiting! Come see us at Cleanpower 2024 in Minneapolis and IEEE PES T&D in Anaheim

Spring is a busy time for conferences and this year is no exception. Electric Power Engineers has had the opportunity to engage with our current and future clients and partners at several events and is looking forward to exhibiting at two upcoming events May 7 - 9. Swing by booth 719 at Cleanpower 2024 in the Minneapolis Convention Center or booth 3160 at IEEE PES T&D in the Anaheim Convention Center where consultants from our world-class energy resources and utilities teams will be...

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Hala Ballouz is a Panel Moderator at GCPA Spring

Hala Ballouz is a Panel Moderator at GCPA Spring

EPE representatives will attend the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA)'s Spring Conference on April 16 - 17, 2024, in Houston, TX. Since 1983, GCPA has served Texas and the Gulf Coast as a regional electric power trade organization dedicated to promoting an improved understanding of the issues and opportunities impacting contemporary power markets. The GCPA Spring Conference is the organization's leading electric power conference for the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region. EPE President and CEO, Hala...

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Publications

Shift Factor Analysis for Unlocking Grid Capacity in Renewable Energy Projects

Shift Factor Analysis for Unlocking Grid Capacity in Renewable Energy Projects

Unlocking Grid Capacity: The Role of Shift Factor Analysis  Are you having trouble choosing a site for your renewable energy project? Finding a location that offers the necessary grid capacity can be challenging. Fortunately, a shift factor analysis can help.  Once a niche concept in the power engineering industry, shift factor is now a critical puzzle piece for renewable energy developers and other stakeholders trying to determine the feasibility of generation projects and manage grid...

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Hosting Capacity Analysis and Distributed Energy Resource Planning

Hosting Capacity Analysis and Distributed Energy Resource Planning

Electric Power Engineers’ senior engineering manager, distribution and grid modernization, Cody Davis, recently spoke at the NARUC / NASEO IDSP Training discussing DER forecasting, hosting capacity analysis, and non-wires alternatives (NWA). Review the presentation content. Hosting Capacity Analysis (HCA) is important for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) planning, providing valuable insights into the amount of DER that can be interconnected without requiring major system upgrades. By...

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Load Modeling Impacts on System Stability

Load Modeling Impacts on System Stability

The structure of the electric power system has been shifting with the penetration of renewable resources and large loads like crypto mining facilities and hydrogen production facilities. Due to this changing dynamic, the electric power system is prone to more stability issues, causing load modeling to become even more important. In a paper published at the 2023 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), engineers at EPE evaluated the need for detailed load modeling by utilizing...

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