The Energy Exchange: An EnerNex Podcast

The Energy Exchange: An EnerNex Podcast

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Welcome to The Energy Exchange podcast hosted by EnerNex. Concise and Actionable Intelligence for Today’s Most Relevant Grid Modernization Topics. For expanded content, visit enernex.com/theenergyexchange.


Season 2 Episode #8 | Exploring the 50 States of Grid Modernization
Jun 1 • 27 min
If you are in any way connected to the electric utility industry, you have probably heard the term “Grid Modernization.” Although this term is used quite often, there are various views regarding its preferred definition and implementation approach. In…
Season 2 Episode #7 | NERC CIP and ISO 27001
May 13 • 29 min
The energy industry is a critical infrastructure that is core to our business operations, safety and comfort and general well-being. With the growing use of technology at the edge of the grid and the widespread use of communications networks to transport…
Season 2 Episode #6 | Virtual Power Plants and the Smart Grid Test Lab
Apr 23 • 19 min
As our grid adapts to the rapidly changing customer environment, Portland General Electric (PGE) has taken a bold step and launched its Smart Grid Test Bed, a first-of-its-kind-project that will integrate smart grid technology on a scale never before…
Season 2 Episode #5 | The Connected Home: Bridging the Consumer and the Grid
Feb 10 • 29 min
Smart home technology is one of the fastest growing industries, thanks in part to devices and services such as Nest, Ecobee, Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple. Research from Parks Associates from its Q4 2019 survey of 10,000 broadband households found…
Season 2 Episode #4 | Silicon Valley Clean Energy: A Successful New Utility Business Model
Jan 14 • 36 min
EnerNex host Steve Rupp interviews Girish Balachandran, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) to discuss the evolution of California’s electric utility business models. Silicon Valley Clean Energy is one of the most successful new utility business…
Season 2 Episode #3 | Cybersecurity – Are We Really Prepared?
Nov 21, 2019 • 49 min
Cybersecurity is at the front of mind for many utility operators, IT specialists, and has risen to the level of importance for many utilities that actually have a Chief Information Security Officer. While there is a growing need to have access to more…
Season 2 Episode #2 | The Path Forward for Resiliency: From Policy to Simulation
Sep 25, 2019 • 31 min
EnerNex Senior Consultant Sean Morash brings on special guests Rob Gramlich with Grid Strategies and Ryan Hruska with Idaho National Laboratory to talk resiliency in the electric power sector. This topic has been widely discussed for many years, seemingly…
Season 2 Episode #1 | It’s All About Telecommunications
Aug 26, 2019 • 41 min
On this first episode of The Energy Exchange Season 2, EnerNex Vice President Ron Chebra interviews Joy Ditto, President and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), to discuss the importance and dependence the energy industry has on reliable,…
Episode #12 | The Best of The Energy Exchange Season 1
May 30, 2019 • 23 min
As we conclude Season 1 of The Energy Exchange, host Ron Chebra gives listeners an overview of what’s been covered featuring clips from our guests and adding commentary on some of the most interesting topics in the electric power industry: big data…
Episode #11 | Accelerating Standardization and Interoperability: The Wi-Sun Alliance Approach
May 2, 2019 • 18 min
Wi-SUN Alliance: A global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Host and EnerNex Vice President Ron Chebra talks with Phil Beecher,…
Episode #10 | Big Data Analytics and the Brilliant Grid
Apr 2, 2019 • 24 min
This episode of The Energy Exchange is focused on data connectivity between applications and the information it generates that goes beyond Big Data and Smart Algorithms, as well as how IT plays a key role in using the information received from connected…
Episode #9 | Behind the Door of OpenADR
Mar 8, 2019 • 25 min
OpenADR is an open, highly secure, and two-way information exchange protocol and global Smart Grid standard supporting grid modernization efforts around the world. Host Ron Chebra of EnerNex gains insight from Rolf Bienert, Managing and Technical Director…
Episode #8 | Taking Knowledge to the Next Generation
Feb 15, 2019 • 14 min
While at DistribuTECH 2019, Host Ron Chebra had the opportunity to interview Rick Bush, T&D World and Mark Johnson, Utility Analytics Institute and talk about the next generation of engineers in our industry - how to make an environment where they want to…
Episode #7 | On the DTECH 2019 Show Floor with Teresa Hansen
Feb 8, 2019 • 10 min
Live from the DistribuTECH 2019 show floor: EnerNex host Ron Chebra interviews Teresa Hansen, Vice President of Content at Clarion Events and Chair of the DistribuTECH advisory committee. What’s her take on the buzzwords and hot topics from this year’s…
Episode #6 | Cost Benefit Analysis – Science or Art?
Jan 10, 2019 • 16 min
Take a listen as EnerNex Vice President of Grid Modernization Ron Chebra along with special guest Mark Everette, CEO of MWE Consulting, explore the nuances and challenges of building a solid and defensible Cost Benefit Analysis for grid modernization…
Episode #5 | AMI and More: Realizing the Full Opportunity of Communications
Dec 4, 2018 • 16 min
As the utility industry looks to gain more information at the edge of the distribution network, the need to capture, analyze and act upon sensor data presents a unique opportunity to leverage assets and infrastructures that may already be in place. This…
Episode #4 | Enterprise Analytics: From Vision to Reality
Nov 1, 2018 • 25 min
Today utilities have the potential to harvest a wealth of information to help them better understand, analyze and control the grid. We’re at the beginning of experiencing the explosive area of Grid of Things, where devices not only perform their fit for…
Episode #3 | Designing the Enterprise for Grid Modernization
Oct 10, 2018 • 17 min
This episode explores the challenges and needs utilities have in developing a good foundational solutions architecture that is flexible and extensible enough to support many of their grid modernization programs. Many leading utilities have developed and…
Episode #2 | Pre-Pay – Hitting an Inflection Point
Sep 6, 2018 • 19 min
This episode of The Energy Exchange is all about the pre-payment movement within utilities. What are the drivers, motivators, benefits and societal impacts of these pre-pay programs? EnerNex VP Ron Chebra explores the topic with special guests David Elve,…
Episode #1 | Reliability, Resiliency and Response
Jun 14, 2018 • 22 min
In this first episode of The Energy Exchange, host and EnerNex VP Ron Chebra covers the topic of: Reliability, Resiliency and Response. Hear from special guests: Teresa Hansen, Editor-in-Chief of Electric Light & Power and PowerGrid International and…