June 24, 2020 — Today at the FERC Technical Conference on Advanced Software, Dr. Pablo Ruiz, NewGrid's CEO, Jay Caspary, SPP's Director of Research, Development and Tariff Services, and Luke Butler, ERCOT's Operations Engineer, discussed the use of NewGrid Router in ERCOT operations planning and in a pilot to support SPP operations. The presentation reported on the experience at ERCOT using NewGrid Router to support its annual Constraint Management Plans review; with NewGrid Router, ERCOT staff was able to identify reconfigurations to replace some existing post-contingency load shedding actions. The presentation also reported that during its pilot, SPP used solutions found by NewGrid Router to solve challenging congestion in real-time operations. In addition, SPP stress tested the software against a number of challenging historical conditions and reported that NewGrid Router found good solutions for the majority of the cases studied. For more details, please see News page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20, 2019 — Today, Dr. Pablo Ruiz, NewGrid’s CEO, and Jay Caspary, Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Director of Research, Development and Tariff Services, discussed the results of a transmission topology optimization pilot conducted by SPP Operations. The presentation highlighted case studies evaluated during the pilot in which switching actions of existing assets eliminated transmission congestion by routing power to alternative paths with lower utilization.