As a recognized thought leader and industry expert in utility modernization, Chebra joins EnerNex with over 30 years of operating knowledge in technology solutions in areas such as microgrids, renewable energy integration, smart grid, distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure, demand response, battery energy storage and “Behind the Meter” technologies.
“We welcome Ron to our team; he’s a highly respected industry veteran with an extensive network and a solid addition to our firm. He will be a crucial player in our strategic consulting and advisory services to the electric utility marketplace, particularly in the Northeast,” said Jeff Lamoree, EnerNex co-founder and CEO.
Prior to EnerNex, Chebra served as Distinguished Solutions Architect, Utility and Energy IoT with Verizon Enterprise Solutions and has held various leadership positions with Schneider Electric and DNV GL (KEMA) throughout his career. Ron is the Chairman of the Distributech IoT/Smart Cities track, frequently publishes articles in leading industry journals and is a sought after speaker on grid transformation topics.
“Grid modernization initiatives have become a top priority across the country, and they are undeniably complex projects. This is a fitting time for us to bring Ron on board as it underscores our company’s commitment to lead our customers in this important and multifaceted space,” said Bob Zavadil, EnerNex co-founder and EVP.
“The utility industry is undergoing an epic transformation and many critical strategies and steps are needed to successfully achieve a modern grid. I look forward to working with EnerNex to help lead its external messaging as it relates to the firm’s grid modernization offerings,” said Chebra.
EnerNex, established in 2003, provides research, engineering and consulting services to the electric power industry. EnerNex focuses on providing services around the development and application of new and emerging electric power technologies to engineer a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future.