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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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PJM Project Classification Updates

PJM Project Classification Updates

Last month, PJM Interconnection published their latest base cases, which will play a pivotal role in classifying your projects into either "Fast Lane" or "Transition Cycle One." At EPE, we understand that obtaining insights as soon as possible can make a significant difference in the success of your project. Our team has extensive experience in the PJM market and is here to help you make the most of this opportunity. What can EPE provide for you? Comprehensive analysis of your project to...

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#LeadWithEPE – EPE VP of Energy Resources Discusses the Role of Leadership and Collaboration in the Industry

#LeadWithEPE – EPE VP of Energy Resources Discusses the Role of Leadership and Collaboration in the Industry

EPE's Vice President of Energy Resources, Kalyan Chilukuri, recently reflected on the vital role that mentorship has played in his career. As a young engineer in the industry, Kalyan says he found himself working directly under the technical co-founder of the company he was with. "This was a turning point for me, as his leadership style was unlike anything I had expected," he recollected. Despite his esteemed position, the co-founder prioritized Kalyan's technical and professional growth. "He...

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Events

EPE will Exhibit at TPEC

EPE will Exhibit at TPEC

EPE is a sponsor of A&M University's IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC) and will exhibit at the conference on February 12 - 13 in College Station, TX. TPEC brings together participants from industry and academia to present and discuss the latest technological developments and challenges in the power and energy industry. Electric power engineers, technical managers, educators and students are encouraged to participate and contribute with their knowledge to advance the research...

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Ahmed Rashwan will Speak at the ERCOT Market Summit

Ahmed Rashwan will Speak at the ERCOT Market Summit

Representatives from EPE will attend the 2024 ERCOT Market Summit on February 13 - 15, 2024 in Austin, TX. The largest reforms in the history of ERCOT will be implemented over the next two years. The ERCOT Market Summit will provide an unparalleled deep dive into these impending changes and provide serious insights into the directions they will drive the market. A stellar group of policymakers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP, finance, and trading executives will explore the tumultuous...

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EPE will Exhibit at DISTRIBUTECH 2024

EPE will Exhibit at DISTRIBUTECH 2024

EPE will exhibit at Booth #3963 at Distributech International on February 26 - 29, 2024 in Orlando, FL. Distributech is the premier annual event for transmission and distribution, showcasing cutting-edge technologies that power our homes and businesses. Attendees will explore the latest in electricity delivery automation, energy efficiency, and demand response and dive into distributed energy resource management, renewable energy, smart cities, and EVSE interconnection. The conference offers...

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Publications

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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A Genetic Algorithm-Based Power System Volt/Var Optimization Applied to Transmission Studies

A Genetic Algorithm-Based Power System Volt/Var Optimization Applied to Transmission Studies

With the increasing number of renewable generation and load interconnection applications to transmission systems, there has been an unprecedented increase in the volume and complexity of voltage and reactive power control problems for the high-voltage power system network. Motivated by the transmission planning and generator interconnection studies conducted in the industry, engineers at EPE Hanyue Li, Govind Joshi, Matt Mazhari, and Tim Kopp developed a genetic algorithm-based volt/var...

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A Data-Driven Approach for Generator Rejection Prediction to Prevent Transient Instability in Power System Using Wide-Area Measurements

A Data-Driven Approach for Generator Rejection Prediction to Prevent Transient Instability in Power System Using Wide-Area Measurements

Because calculating the total amount of generator rejection and assigning the optimal amount of tripping to each generating facility is a time-consuming process, using the optimal generator tripping calculation might be impractical for a real-life interconnected power system. Communication delays also deteriorate the efficiency of any wide-area remedial control action (RCA) in response to fault events, which quickly evolve into transient instability. In a paper published in IEEE Access Volume...

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