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GridSME Welcomes Gary Brown, Principal Consultant, Grid Interconnections
GridSME Welcomes Gary Brown, Principal Consultant, Grid Interconnections
May 4, 2017

GridSME Welcomes Gary Brown, Principal Consultant, Grid Interconnections

Grid Subject Matter Experts is excited to announce its new addition to the team, Gary Brown, as a Principal Consultant specializing in Grid Interconnections. Gary has had a prosperous career, with over thirty-five years as a consulting engineer and project manager, coming from a variety of engineering firms, as well as the California Independent System Operator. He has held various engineering management responsibilities in the design and implementation of plant power and automation systems, renewable energy development, SCADA, security, and energy management for utilities, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

At GridSME, Gary provides his expertise in areas of engineering, regulatory and contract support for new and existing generation resources and developers. He assists with consultation and engineering support for site assessments, interconnection requests and applications, review of system impact and facilities studies, as well as negotiation support for Generation Interconnection Agreements (GIAs), Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s), and various ISO’s and RTO’s Interconnection processes.

Please join us in welcoming Gary to our team!

You can view Gary’s full announcement here.

GridSME Welcomes Trinh Ngo, Senior Business Analyst
GridSME Welcomes Trinh Ngo, Senior Business Analyst
March 16, 2017

GridSME Welcomes Trinh Ngo, Senior Business Analyst

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Grid Subject Matter Experts is excited to announce its newest addition, Trinh Ngo, as a Senior Business Analyst. Trinh has 18+ years working in the Electric Industry, primarily at the California ISO in IT and client solutions. Her specific area of focus has been in development of business solutions in a very complex environment for internal and external clients of CAISO’s IT systems. Her experience includes business analytics, efficiencies in access controls (both cyber and physical), IT processes, business processes, application acceptance development, change management, and training. Trinh has also been involved in NERC CIP compliance both as a process owner for access controls as well as assisting other internal clients in their CIP obligations.

At GridSME, Trinh utilizes her vast experience in assisting clients in technology and compliance such as access controls, management of complex systems, assisting in architectures and process procedures and all types of compliance protocols. Trinh is also leading an effort to help clients gain and maintain access into CAISO’s many systems.

Please join us in welcoming Trinh to the GridSME team!

You can view Trinh’s full announcement here.

GridSME Welcomes Nan Liu, Director Of Market Services
GridSME Welcomes Nan Liu, Director of Market Services
July 22, 2016

GridSME Welcomes Nan Liu, Director of Market Services

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Grid Subject Matter Experts is pleased to announce the addition of Nan Liu to the team,  he will be serving as the Director of Market Services. Nan has had a great career in the industry and has recently joined our team after being part of the California ISO for nearly 14 years. Nan is an engineer and has served in roles in Operations, Planning, and most recently as Manager of Market Analysis and Development at CAISO. He joins Kevin Feusi on our growing engineering team and will head up much of our wholesale market consulting in the fast changing western landscape. Please see the attached announcement. We’re very proud that Nan chose to help us round out our expertise in CAISO market products as well as give our engineering group a needed hand.

GridSME Announcement – Nan Liu Joins Grid Subject Matter Experts

Jason Murray Joins GridSME – Expands Into Canada
Jason Murray joins GridSME – Expands into Canada
April 8, 2016

Jason Murray joins GridSME – Expands into Canada

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Grid Subject Matter Experts is pleased to welcome its newest addition, Jason Murray, as the Managing Director of Canadian Operations.  Jason will lead the development and management of GridSME’s business expansion into Canada. Jason has spent his entire career in the electricity industry in Canada most recently serving as Director, Operations Services at the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). Jason brings breadth of experience in the technical areas of Operations, Markets, Regulatory, Compliance, Trading, and Customer Service complemented by his strong business acumen with an MBA in Entrepreneurship.

At GridSME, Jason will lead our efforts to provide services for all of our Canadian based clients. He will have full access to technical resource staff to ensure our Canadian clients receive the same level of expertise, service, and support that our long-term US clients have come to expect.

GridSME Announcement – Jason Murray Joins Grid Subject Matter Experts

GridSME Welcomes John McDaniel, Vice President Of Grid Technology Services
GridSME Welcomes John McDaniel, Vice President of Grid Technology Services
April 4, 2016

GridSME Welcomes John McDaniel, Vice President of Grid Technology Services

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GridSME is happy to welcome John to the team. John McDaniel has extensive experience with EMS, DMS, and OMS systems, having worked at ABB Network Management (significant EMS system for North America and Internationally) for 24 years. John has performed in lead technical and managerial positions on over 50 SCADA/EMS/GMS/DMS deliveries throughout the world, participating throughout the sales cycle, the development cycle, the testing cycle, the installation cycle, and the post-delivery support cycles. John’s full announcement is attached below.

GridSME Announcement – John McDaniel Joins Grid Subject Matter Experts

GridSME Welcomes Tim Van Blaricom, Vice President Of Power System Services, To The Team
GridSME Welcomes Tim Van Blaricom, Vice President of Power System Services, to the Team
October 13, 2014

GridSME Welcomes Tim Van Blaricom, Vice President of Power System Services, to the Team

 

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GridSME is happy to welcome Tim to the team. Tim Van Blaricom has 27+ years of experience in the electric industry serving formerly as Manager of Operations at both the California ISO and the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District. In addition to his intimate operations knowledge, he’s managed teams dedicated to NERC Reliability Standards compliance, Operations Training and Procedures, Smart Grid implementation, Real-Time Engineering Support and EMS. Tim responsibilities have given him an ‘insider’s’ point of view into market development and renewable integration in the WECC region.

GridSME Welcomes Nicholas Manka, SCADA And Security Specialist, To The Team
GridSME Welcomes Nicholas Manka, SCADA and Security Specialist, to the Team
August 7, 2014

GridSME Welcomes Nicholas Manka, SCADA and Security Specialist, to the Team

 

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GridSME is happy to welcome Nicholas to the team. Nicholas is a subject matter expert on integrating and securing SCADA systems and the networks that service them. He has spent 10 years helping electric utilities add cybersecurity to their cultures of safety and reliability. Nicholas has experience with utilities in both the WECC and ERCOT regions, supporting operations for transmission, generation, and market trading systems. He also has a background in software development, network administration, network and information security, and regulatory compliance.

GridSME Welcomes Tim Mason, Principal Energy Consultant, To The Team
GridSME Welcomes Tim Mason, Principal Energy Consultant, to the Team
June 15, 2014

GridSME Welcomes Tim Mason, Principal Energy Consultant, to the Team

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GridSME is happy to welcome Tim to the team. Tim Mason is a Senior Consultant in the energy industry with over 25 years expertise in renewable and advanced technology energy development, electric grid integration, electric market structure, and strategic planning for electric resources. Additional experience includes transmission and integrated resource planning, energy policy development, and market design for energy commodities.

GridSME Welcomes Gary Hicks, P.E., PMP, Principal Consultant, To The Team
GridSME Welcomes Gary Hicks, P.E., PMP, Principal Consultant, to the Team
March 14, 2014

GridSME Welcomes Gary Hicks, P.E., PMP, Principal Consultant, to the Team

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GridSME is happy to welcome Gary to the team. Gary Hicks has over 30 years of power, industrial, and IT experience with the last ten years as Engineering Director for Hydropower Services at HDR Engineering in Sacramento.  He has extensive experience as an I&C engineer, project manager, and Process Automation Manager for plant controls system upgrades (DCS, PLC, SCADA). He was part of the Duke project management team that managed the creation of the California ISO and subsequent projects. He started his career as a naval officer in the Navy’s nuclear submarine program supervising power plant operations, maintenance, and testing. He is a licensed mechanical and electrical engineer in 13 states and a certified Project Management Professional.

GridSME Welcomes Sam Shroff, Senior SharePoint Analyst, To The Team
GridSME Welcomes Sam Shroff, Senior SharePoint Analyst, to the Team
March 14, 2014

GridSME Welcomes Sam Shroff, Senior SharePoint Analyst, to the Team

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GridSME is happy to welcome Sam to the team. Sam Shroff is a long time industry technologist who enjoys the challenges of working with clients closely to formulate the most effective possible solutions for them. He has a background working in multiple industries with clients. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with a specialization in SharePoint and its related technology family. Sam offers clients proven best practices with SharePoint and other technologies.

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