• ERCOT and SPP Report on their Experience with NewGrid Router

    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 contact@newgridinc.com.

  • NewGrid And SPP Present Results of Topology Optimization Pilot at ESIG 2019 Spring Workshop

    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.

    For more details, please see News page or contact us at contact@newgridinc.com.

Unlock the Potential of Your Grid

NewGrid topology optimization software automatically identifies grid reconfigurations to route power around congested transmission facilities.

NewGrid software supports power operations, operations planning, and markets decision making, and enables improved grid operations:

  • Increase transfer capacity of the grid by 5-10%
  • Reduce grid congestion costs by 30-50%
  • Relieve transmission facility overloads
  • Streamline the development of contingency plans
  • Facilitate outage planning and coordination
  • Position the grid to meet forecast conditions

NewGrid topology optimization increases grid reliability and resilience. When outages and extreme events occur, NewGrid software enables operators to:

  • Adapt grid configuration to system conditions
  • Prevent or minimize customer disconnections
  • Expedite grid recovery