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Date: October 14, 2016

Time: 12:20pm - 1:10pm EST

Location: Room 124 Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN

Title: Analytical Capabilities at NERC - Modeling & System Analysis Initiatives


Presenter: Dr. Ryan Quint, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Abstract:   NERC is the North American Electric Reliability Corporation whose mission is to assure the reliability of the bulk power system.  NERC develops Reliability Standards, annually assesses reliability, monitors the bulk power system through system awareness, and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel.   NERC is active in the regulatory environment, but is also ramping up its analytical capabilities for performing a broad range of reliability assessments.  Dr. Quint will give us an overview of the technical activities of the NERC System Analysis department.  These topics cover a broad range of assessments including stability studies, modeling improvements, protection system assessments, frequency response, and reconstruction of grid disturbance events.

Bio:  Dr. Ryan Quint is a Senior Engineer in the System Analysis department at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). His focus areas include modeling improvements, stability analysis, post-mortem disturbance forensics, frequency response, power plant model validation, dynamic load modeling, synchrophasor technology, and cascading outages. Dr. Quint is currently the Staff Coordinator for the NERC System Analysis & Modeling Subcommittee (SAMS), Synchronized Measurement Subcommittee (SMS), and Load Modeling Task Force (LMTF).

Dr. Quint has also worked at Dominion Virginia Power in Electric Transmission Planning; and Bonneville Power Administration in Long Range Transmission Planning, Transmission Planning, Remedial Action Scheme Design, Measurement Systems Laboratory, and Customer Service Engineering.

Dr. Quint is an active member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, CIGRE, and North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI); and continually seeks to support industry organizations focusing on grid reliability across the interconnections. He received his Ph.D. and MSEE from Virginia Tech, and BSEE from University of Washington. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Virginia.

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