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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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Electric Power Engineers Acquires ENER-i.AI

Electric Power Engineers Acquires ENER-i.AI

EPE acquires ENER-i.AI to further bolster its comprehensive suite of energy intelligence solutions addressing complex energy challenges. AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 12, 2024) – Electric Power Engineers, LLC, a leading power systems and energy consulting engineering firm, today announced its acquisition of ENER-i.AI, a provider of advanced software solutions for energy intelligence focused on smarter grid planning and operations optimization to meet future energy demands. ENER-I’s™ SaaS platform...

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Events

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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Hala Ballouz and Chase Lansdale will Speak at the Energy Thought Summit

Hala Ballouz and Chase Lansdale will Speak at the Energy Thought Summit

EPE representatives will attend the Energy Thought Summit on April 15 - 18, 2024, in Austin, TX. Reflect on the industry’s past achievements while anticipating the limitless opportunities that lie ahead. At the Energy Thought Summit, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the collective wisdom of industry pioneers, thought leaders, and visionaries, inspiring you to push the boundaries of what is possible and shape a future powered by clean, accessible energy sources. EPE President & CEO,...

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Hala Ballouz and Ahmed Rashwan will Speak at the EEI TDM&MA Conference

Hala Ballouz and Ahmed Rashwan will Speak at the EEI TDM&MA Conference

EPE representatives will attend the Edison Electric Institute's Transmission & Distribution Metering & Mutual Assistance Conference on April 14-17, 2024, in Houston, TX. EEI’s TDM&MA Conference is the premier conference that focuses on transmission, distribution, metering and mutual assistance and emergency preparedness issues for the investor-owned electric utility community. It is the only conference developed specifically by utilities with a focus on the key areas EEI Member...

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Publications

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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A Novel Hybrid Method for Short-Term Probabilistic Load Forecasting in Distribution Networks

A Novel Hybrid Method for Short-Term Probabilistic Load Forecasting in Distribution Networks

In recent decades, the evolution of loads and distributed energy resources has added complexity and uncertainty to distribution networks. A reliable characterization of the uncertainty associated with prediction is fundamental to the wide range of newly emerging applications in the low-voltage level grid. In a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, engineers from EPE proposed a novel method to solve the short-term probabilistic load forecasting (STPLF) problem in distribution...

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