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2015

1. We will host a Hospitality Suite during 2015 PES General Meeting in Denver, CO. Please visit us in WINDOWS Room at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on July 27 from 8 pm to 10 pm and July 28 from 7 pm to 10 pm.

2. V&R Energy is involved in organizing the first IEEE PES tutorial on Understanding Cascading Phenomenon.

3. Three papers that describe studies performed using POM Suite were accepted for publication and will be presented at 2015 PES GM. The papers are: “Enhanced NERC TPL-003 Steady State Compliance Studies at American Transmission Company”, “Node-Breaker Topology Representation of Con Edison’s Stations for Planning Studies”, and “Practical Experience in Assessing the Effects of Extreme Contingencies with Respect to Standards TPL-001-4 and CIP-014-1”.

4. A review meeting for project “Real-Time System Operating Limits Computation and Visualization for BPA” was held at BPA, Vancouver, WA on July 2, 2015.

5. POM Suite 2015 is scheduled to be released in July, 2015. Its features include automated cascading failure analysis, Fast Fault Screening, massive N-1-1 analysis for performing TPL-001-4 and CIP-014-1 studies.

6. On-site hands-on training session on POM Suite was held at MISO in Carmel, IN on June 9 – 10, 2015.

7. We participated in the NATF meeting in Dallas, TX on June 3 – 4, 2015 and made a presentation on V&R Energy’s automated cascading failure analysis.

8. POM Annual Workshop was held at Con Edison in New York, NY on May 14 – 15, 2015. Con Edison, Orange & Rockland, and NYPA participated.

9. SDGE invited us to participate in “Transmission Synchrophasor Wide Area Situational Awareness” kickoff meeting in San Diego, CA on May 8, 2015 and present on V&R Energy’s Project under PRSP, our Linear State Estimator, and measurement-based ROSE.

10. POM User Group meeting and training was held on April 13 – 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Users from the following companies attended/presented: AECI, ATC, BPA, Entergy, ERCOT, IPC, ITC, KCPL, MISO, Peak Reliability, POWER Engineers, SCE, and SPP.  For user presentations and training materials, please contact us.

11. NASPI invited V&R Energy to participate in NASPI State Estimation Technical Workshop on March 25, 2015 in San Mateo, CA and present on our Linear State Estimator.

12. We attended NASPI Work Group Meeting on March 23 – 24, 2015 in San Mateo, CA. We presented on “V&R Energy’s Project under PRSP: Grid Operator’s Monitoring & Control Assistant (GOMCA)” at the Control Room Solutions Task Team Meeting.

13. A kick-off meeting with SDGE as a part of V&R Energy’s workstream under DOE PRSP project was held at SDGE on March 6, 2015.

14. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on March 3 – 5, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented measurement-based  ROSE, and uses of V&R's Linear State Estimator for bad data detection and conditioning, and voltage stability analysis. We also presented an update on GOMCA, which is V&R Energy’s workstream under DOE PRSP project.

15. On-site training session on POM Suite was held at SCE in Westminster, CA on February 26, 2015.

16. Jointly with Entergy and EPRI, we presented “Fast Fault Screening Tool for Stability Analysis” to NATF Planning Group on February 25, 2015.

17. We presented at SPP TWG meeting on ‘Potential Cascading Modes (PCM) Application: Automated Analysis of Cascading Outages for NERC-Compliance Studies” on February 18, 2015.

18. We presented on V&R Energy’s Technology Innovation project “Real-Time System Operating Limits Computation and Visualization for BPA” at BPA Technology Summit on January 28, 2015.

19. Peak Reliability Synchrophasor Program (PRSP) kick-off meeting for V&R Energy’s workstream, GOMCA (Grid Operator Monitoring and Control Assistant) was held on January 27, 2915 at SCE Advanced Technology. The project participants for GOMCA are: BPA, CAISO, IPC, Peak Reliability, SCE, SDG&E, and V&R Energy.

 


2014

1. We attended NASPI Oscillation Detection and Voltage Stability Tools Technical Workshop on October 22, 2014 in Houston, TX, and demonstrated the latest version of synchrophasor-base ROSE and the effectiveness of V&R’s Linear State Estimator (LSE).

All participating vendors were given identical datasets for each relevant case in order to perform synchrophasor-based analysis.

Participants had to submit their results as well as videos describing their methodology and tool to NASPI one week prior to the Workshop. The results of the analysis were not known to the participants ahead of time, and were announced by NASPI on the day of the workshop.

For Voltage Stability part of the Workshop, NASPI prepared two test cases. Case 1 is a simpler case where synchrophasor-based voltage stability analysis was performed for N-0 conditions (e.g., contingency analysis was not performed). Case 2 is a more complex case, where synchrophasor-based voltage stability analysis was performed for N-0 and N-1 contingency conditions.

V&R Energy won on both cases.

Five vendors participated in Case 1 analysis, including ABB, Alstom, and V&R Energy. V&R’s results are the closest to NASPI’s results, and ROSE application, based on LSE, is the only one that correctly identified unacceptable operating conditions.

Two vendors, Alstom and V&R Energy, participated in Case 2 analysis. V&R Energy’s results match NASPI’s results.

Results announced by NASPI and results of measurement-based voltage stability analysis submitted by Workshop participants as well as videos that demonstrate participants’ methods and applications are available here.

2. We participated in the Kick-Off Webinar for V&R Energy’s workstream under the Peak Reliability Synchrophasor Program (PRSP), which is called Grid Operator Monitoring and Control Assistant (GOMCA). The project participants for GOMCA are: BPA, CAISO, IPC, Peak Reliability, SCE, SDG&E, and V&R Energy.

3. We participated in Peak Reliability Synchrophasor Program (PRSP) DOE Site Visit/Kick-Off meeting, and presented on V&R Energy’s workstream under the PRSP, which is called Grid Operator Monitoring and Control Assistant (GOMCA) on November 14, 2014 in Vancouver, WA.

4. We released Critical Clearing Time (CCT) module of POM-TS in November, 2014. CCT, which automatically computes critical clearing time for bus and line faults, was tested under a project with Entergy in 2014. For more information, please contact us.

5. On-site hands-on training session on POM Suite was held at Con Edison in New York, NY on November 6 - 7, 2014.

6. We participated in NERC System Analysis and Modeling Subcommittee (SAMS) Meeting, and presented on automated analysis of cascading outages for NERC-compliance studies in Pomona, CA on October 28 – 30, 2014.

7. We presented the use of PCM application for Standard CIP-014-1 during North American Transmission Forum (NATF) Modeling Practices Group Call on October 15, 2014.

8. We completed a project with Con Edison “Node-Breaker Topology Representation of Con Edison’s Stations for Planning Studies”. An automated process was developed under the project to implement node-breaker capabilities for representing major stations within Con Edison’s footprint.

9. We participated in PAC World Americas conference on September 22-25, 2014 in Raleigh, NC, and presented a paper "Implementation of RAS Actions for Real-Time Voltage Stability Analysis (VSA) at Peak Reliability".

10. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on September 19 -20, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented on POM-TS with FFS and automated CCT calculation.

11. Southern California Edison (SCE) awards a project to V&R Energy “Evaluation of Potential Cascading Outages and their Prevention at SCE”. Kick-off meeting was held at SCE in Pomona, CA on September 17, 2014.

12. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on September 9 – 11, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented updates to ROSE at WECC and ISO NE. We also presented on the uses of V&R's Linear State Estimator, including it uses for bad data detection and conditioning, and voltage stability analysis.

13. We start a project with ISO NE “PCM Module for Automated IROL Analysis” in August, 2014.

14. We hosted a Hospitality Suite during 2014 PES General Meeting in National Harbor, MD on July 27 - 31, 2014. We also presented a paper "Implementation of ROSE for On-line Voltage Stability Analysis at ISO New England".

15. On-site hands-on training session on the FFS module of POM-TS was held at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, AR on July 15, 2014.

16. We presented the use of node-breaker model in POM Suite / ROSE Software during North American Transmission Forum (NATF) Modeling Practices Group Call on July 9, 2014.

17. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) awards a TI project to V&R Energy “Real-Time System Operating Limits (SOL) Computation and Visualization for BPA”.

18. Peak Reliability issues a press release on June 13, 2014 that U.S. DOE Awards Peak Reliability a grant to build on successful Western Interconnection reliability efforts. As a part of Peak’s project, V&R Energy will be deploying “Grid Operator’s Monitoring and Control Assistant”, which includes Linear State Estimator, real-time corrective actions, and situational awareness wall at BPA, CAISO, Idaho Power, Peak Reliability, SCE, and SDG&E.

19. We participated in NERC Modeling Working Group (MWG) meeting in St. Louis, MO on June 2 – 3, 2014.

20. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on May 20 – 22, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented on ROSE and V&R's Linear State Estimator.

21. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on May 6 – 7, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented on the use of POM Suite.

22. We exhibited at 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition in Chicago, IL on April 14 – 17, 2014. We also presented a paper “Implementation of ROSE for Real-time Voltage Stability Analysis at WECC RC” during the Conference.

23. POM User Group meeting and training was held on March 31 - April 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Users from the following  companies attended: ATC, Entergy, EPRI, IPC, ISONE, ITC, KCPL, PacifiCorp, Peak Reliability, POWER Engineers, SCE, and SPP.  For user presentations and training materials, please contact us.

24. We attended NASPI Work Group Meeting on March 11 – 12, 2014 in Knoxville, TN. ISO NE presented on their use of ROSE “Use of PMUs for on-line power system security monitoring at ISO-New England”.

25. We participated in NERC Modeling Working Group (MWG) meeting in Birmingham, AL on February 26 – 27, 2014, and presented the use of node-breaker model in POM Suite / ROSE Software.

26. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on January 21 – 23, 2014 in Tempe, AZ, and presented on updates ROSE.

 


2013

1. We attended NASPI Work Group Meeting on October 22-24, 2013 in Chicago, IL, and demonstrated the latest version of ROSE.

2. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on October 15-17, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented updates to ROSE at WECC and ISO NE. We also presented on the uses of V&R's linear state estimator, including bad data detection.

3. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on October 2-3, 2013 in

Salt Lake City, UT.

4. We participated at EPRI workshop at BPA on September 18-19, 2013 in
Portland, OR.

5. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on August 6-7, 2013 in

Salt Lake City, UT.

6. We hosted a Hospitality Suite during 2013 PES General Meeting in San Diego, CA on July 21-25, 2013. We also presented a paper "Fast Fault Screening Methodology for Transient Stability Analysis of Bulk Power Systems".

7. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on June 10-11, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT.

8. On-site hands-on training session on ROSE was held at ISO NE in Holyoke, MA on June 24-26, 2013.

9. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on June 11-13, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT, and presented updates to ROSE at WECC and ISO NE. We also presented on "Phase Angle Alarming in ROSE".

10. We participated in EPCC conference on June 2-5, 2013 in Bedford, PA, and presented the latest version of ROSE: "ROSE - Real Time Analysis Tool for Enhanced Situational Awareness".

11. On-site hands-on training session on ROSE was held at WECC RC in Vancouver, WA on May 14-16, 2013.

12. On-site hands-on training session on ROSE was held at WECC RC in Loveland, CO on April 30 - May 2, 2013.

13. POM User Group meeting and training was held on April 8 – 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. For user presentations and training materials, please contact us.

14. We participated in WECC MSRATF Meeting on March 11-12, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT.

15. We attended NASPI Work Group Meeting on February 20-21, 2013 in Huntington Beach, CA.

16. We attended WECC JSIS meeting on January 15-17, 2013 in Tempe, AZ. We made an update on ROSE and presented on "Using Phase Angles for Assessing the Risk of Cascading Outages".

17. On-site hands-on training session on ROSE was held at ISO NE in Holyoke, MA on January 8-10, 2013.

 

V&R Energy
UTC Top Utility Solutions 2011

V&R Energy: Advanced Power Systems Engineering Solutions

V&R Energy is a leading provider of the advanced power systems engineering solutions designed to improve the stability and reliability of the electrical Transmission and Distribution networks. Founded in 1992, V&R Energy offers a wide spectrum of advanced7 consulting services, sophisticated scientific research, and comprehensive electrical power systems software applications for a comprehensive power system analysis, both off-line and in real time.

As the Smart Grid becomes a reality, V&R Energy offers the cutting-edge tools and unique solutions to help improve the wide-area situational awareness and real-time steady-state stability analysis and control using the phasor measurement units (PMUs). V&R Energy is the only vendor that offers the solution of utilizing the phasor measurements within the steady-state stability analysis of the grid, which goes far beyond the current methods of collecting, transmitting and visualizing the PMU data.

Our PMU-based voltage and voltage stability analysis software, ROSE is a part of the WECC Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program (WISP) and ISO New England Synchrophasor Infrastructure and Data Utilization (SIDU) Project.

As part of our Smart Grid Solutions, we have developed the framework for reliable and economical integration of the wind power with the maximally efficient operation of the electric transmission networks, which would allow for assurance of the optimal utilization of the transmission network and its assets.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Improving reliability of the transmission grid to facilitate integration of the renewable energy;
  • Predicting and preventing the Cascading Outages;
  • Transmission system optimization in order to fully maximize the utilization of the existing infrastructure;
  • Utilizing the PMU data to predict and prevent the power system instability;
  • Bringing transient stability analysis into the real-time environment of the Control Centers;
  • Automating NERC-compliance studies for the purpose of compliance with the latest NERC TPL standards;
  • Automating the process for ranking and prioritization of the future expansion projects, and performing cost/benefit analysis.

V&R Energy empowers the utilities to succeed in today's competitive environment by enabling them to effectively and accurately assess the grid conditions and take timely control actions in order to prevent the occurrences of major catastrophic events.

Our solutions are based on Physical and Operational Margins (POM) Suite of industry-leading applications, which is a comprehensive Load Flow, Voltage Stability, Transient Stability, Contingency Analysis, Transmission and Distribution System Optimization, Power Transfer Analysis tool for the Real-Time, Operations and Planning environments.

 

 

V&R Energy has an extensive expertise in performing various consulting projects on behalf of the Electric Power Utilities and other organizations in the electric utility industry worldwide.

We also have a long-standing relationships with the Department of Energy (DOE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NRECA Cooperative Research Network (CRN), Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI), and New York State Research and Research Development Agency (NYSERDA).

 

V&R Energy empowers the electric utilities to succeed in today's competitive environment by enabling them to effectively and accurately assess the power grid conditions and take timely control actions in order to prevent the occurrences of major catastrophic events.

Our power system analysis and optimization solutions are based on the Physical and Operational Margins (POM) Suite of applications, which is a comprehensive power systems software package that consists of load flow, voltage stability, transient stability, massive contingency analysis, transmission and distribution system optimization, power transfer analysis tools for the Real-Time, Operations and Planning environments. 

Some of the software capabilities are:

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