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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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Unlocking QSA Entry – Benchmarking and Plot Overlay

Unlocking QSA Entry – Benchmarking and Plot Overlay

EPE's Executive VP of Energy Resources, Kalyan Chilukuri, recently shared this information regarding updates to ERCOT's requirements for QSA entry. In ERCOT, adapting to evolving regulatory standards is pivotal for success. The latest ERCOT requirements for QSA entry emphasize the need for detailed benchmarking and plot overlay across multiple simulators like PSSE, PSCAD, and TSAT. This process is not just about meeting a requirement; it's essential to ensuring the robustness and compliance of...

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Events

EPE will Exhibit at the Solar + Wind Finance Investment Summit

EPE will Exhibit at the Solar + Wind Finance Investment Summit

EPE will exhibit at the Solar + Wind Finance Investment Summit on March 10 - 13, 2024, in Phoenix, AZ. One year into the Inflation Reduction Act and the industry is still figuring out the new normal, with lingering supply issues, inflation, and interest rate hikes on the one hand and expanded tax credits, transferability, and long-term policy certainty on the other. This is a critical year to attend Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit for a deep dive into how IRA guidance is affecting...

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EPE will Exhibit at the University of Illinois Research Park Career Fair

EPE will Exhibit at the University of Illinois Research Park Career Fair

EPE representatives will be at the University of Illinois Research Park Career Fair on February 26, 2024 at the iHotel and Illinois Conference Center. The Research Park Career Fair is an opportunity for University of Illinois students to connect with Research Park employers. Visit EPE’s booth to speak with our knowledgeable team and learn about our summer internships and full-time opportunities. If you're a student at the University of Illinois, read more about the career fair...

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Sarah Chatterjee to Speak at AWE’s Annual Power Matters Conference

Sarah Chatterjee to Speak at AWE’s Annual Power Matters Conference

Representatives from EPE will attend the Association of Women in Energy's Annual Power Matters Conference, held on Tuesday, February 20, in Austin, Texas. AWE will dive into discussions regarding how the energy transition is impacting the industry. From managing load to customer expectations and investment evaluations, the impacts of a changing generation are not one-dimensional. Panelists at the conference include industry leaders from across the country. This one-day conference includes a...

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Publications

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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Induced Voltage Study on a Traction System and Mitigation Methods

Induced Voltage Study on a Traction System and Mitigation Methods

High Voltage transmission lines induce voltage on any nearby metallic objects. This induced voltage is a serious concern in railway systems that have nearby high voltage transmission lines that could cause harm to workers or the public, damage equipment, interfere with measurement and control units, and increase maintenance cost. In a paper published at the 2022 CIGRE Canada Conference & Expo, engineers from EPE presented the results of an induced voltage study for a rail traction system...

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Early Fault Detection of Medium Voltage Covered Conductors with Deep Learning Method

Early Fault Detection of Medium Voltage Covered Conductors with Deep Learning Method

Partial discharge (PD) is the initial stage of a complete failure in some power systems’ components. If left without repair, PD in components like electrical machines, cables, and covered conductors can eventually lead to substantial power outages and damages. Methods for PD detection rely on statistical feature extraction and conventional machine learning methods. However, the performance of these methods decreases in the presence of noise. In a study presented at the 2022 IEEE Canadian...

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