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

Albuquerque, NM — March 20 — Today, Dr. Pablo Ruiz, NewGrid’s Chief Executive Officer, 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. Topology optimization identifies transmission system reconfigurations to route power flow around congested or overloaded lines and transformers. The presentation highlighted case studies evaluated during the pilot in which simple switching actions of existing assets eliminated transmission congestion by routing power to alternative paths with lower utilization. For more details, please see the presentation or contact us at