ERCOT and SPP Report on their Experience with NewGrid Router

Washington DC — June 24 — Today at the FERC Technical Conference on Increasing Real-Time and Day-Ahead Market Efficiency and Enhancing Resilience through Improved 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 the NewGrid Router topology optimization software package 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 replacements to some existing post-contingency load shedding actions with reconfiguration solutions found by the software. The presentation also reported that during its pilot of the software, SPP used solutions found by NewGrid Router to solve challenging congestion in real-time operations. The presentation outlined how SPP also stress tested the software against a number of challenging historical conditions and found that NewGrid Router was able to find good solutions for the majority of the cases studied. For more details, please see the presentation or contact us at