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ICF Pulse - October 2012

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ICF International's October issue of Pulse explores developments in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, giving insight to rising energy prices in the region as well as projected ancillary service prices. This edition also includes potential impacts of major planned transmission upgrades expected to be in service by 2020. Read about these and other valuable insights in this issue of Pulse, ICF's newsletter on transmission issues, trends, and market developments.

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  • Ken Collison

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Ken Collison, who joined ICF International in 2002, has expertise in transmission studies, power system reliability studies, critical infrastructure protection, transmission and ancillary services valuation, generation analysis, utility restructuring, and strategic studies.

    Mr. Collison has developed full alternating current (AC) nonlinear power flow models for detailed power system engineering studies, including power system reliability assessment, contingency analysis, and total transfer capability analysis for the networks of several power pools in the United States. In several power markets, he has led studies to determine the impact of major proposed transmission projects on the ability of the market operators to reliably meet system demand.

  • Kiran Kumaraswamy

    Senior ManagerICF International

    Kiran Kumaraswamy has expertise in transmission planning studies, transmission asset valuation, due diligence, locational marginal price (LMP) forecasting, merchant transmission investment assessment, and power systems modeling. He also specializes in generation interconnection assessments, estimation of transmission congestion, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards compliance, and benefits of regional transmission organizations (RTO) in deregulated energy markets. Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Kumaraswamy worked on the dynamics of distributed generation (DG) systems where he studied the modeling of fuel cells and microturbines related to power generation.

    Mr. Kumaraswamy extensively uses GE-MAPS©, PowerWorld©, and PSLF© for modeling applications and analysis. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

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Published: Oct 31, 2012
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