Generation and Transmission Interconnection (G&T) Studies 

  • Representation of solar and wind generators at the ISO/RTO electricity market meetings
  • Provide transmission planning studies including power flow, stability, transient, and short circuit studies for utility-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects
  • Analyze generation interconnection study reports for developers and recommend best interconnection strategies
  • Conduct production cost modeling studies using PLEXOS/PROMOD planning tools
  • Use economic analyses to develop short and long term transmission plants for solar and wind projects
  • Collaborate and interact with internal teams and industry peers on regional activities (e.g. FERC, NERC, ISO/RTO, etc.) on behalf of generation owners
  • Determine transmission constraints and congestions that affect power delivery and mitigate these problems
  • Provide support for the power purchase agreements (PPAs)

Transmission Planning and Expansion:

  • Load flow, stability & transient, and short-circuit analyses
  • Transfers, generation, and load deliverability studies
  • Representation of generation project developers at the transmission planning committee’s meetings
  • Manage electric transmission system planning, including compliance with state, ISO/RTOs and NERC standards and regulations and environmental programs, policies, rules and regulations
  • Production cost modeling studies
  • Transmission planning tools: PSSE, TARA, ASPEN, PROMOD, PLEXOS, PowerWorld, and PSCAD

Distribution Planning:

  • Conduct distribution planning using EDD/DEW, CYME, and ETAP
  • Conduct hosting capacity analyses on distribution grids to better integrate distributed solar, storage, and DERs

Congestion Analysis:

  • Determine congestion for ARR/FTR selections
  • Use congestion for sitting new generation and/or transmission facilities
  • Use congestion to valuate existing power plants

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

We perform IRP to select an integrated set of least-cost resources that meets expected needs. The result is an opportunity to achieve lower overall costs that might result from considering only supply-side options. Furthermore, the inclusion of demand-side options presents more possibilities for saving fuel and reducing negative environmental impacts that might be possible if only supply-side options were considered.