Front row: Karie Barczak (DTE),
Leslie Krawcyzk (RF Staff), Second row: Michael Lombardi (NPCC Staff), Hung
Huynh (Nova Scotia Power), Kevin Depugh (NYISO), Jeff Gindling (Duke), Mark
Stevens (National Grid), Caleb Kim (Exelon), Third row: Brett Riedl (ComEd),
Hamid Mamadani (Hydro One), Ray Mason (RF Staff), Neeraj Lal (NPCC Staff),
Glenn Catenacci (PSE&G), George Fatu (IESO), Alex Rost (ISONE), Last row,
Scott Goodwin (MISO) Ryan Ramcharan (Con Edison), Dave Conroy (Central Maine
Power), Carl Benker (Eversource).
On September 18, 2018, select
members of the TPS met with their transmission counterparts (the Task Force System
Studies) from the NPCC region in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A few of the topics discussed
during this meeting were grid resiliency, distributed energy resources, and variable
The TPS more recently met
in Newark, NJ on October 23-24. During this meeting, the TPS reviewed results
fromvarious transmission studies performed by ReliabilityFirst staff. PJM and
MISO presented their analysis of the upcoming 2018-19 winter season. Also,
there was a presentation given by PJM on a method for preforming a
probabilistic cascading analysis. finally, a discussion about how to model
Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) was discussed.
In addition to monthly
conference calls, the next face-to-face TPS meeting is scheduled for the week
of May 6 and will include a joint meeting with the RF Protection Subcommittee.