July 2016

Alex Rudkevich and John Goldis participated in the 2016 IEEE PES panel “Cloud Computing – trend and security and implementation experience in power system operations” with a case study presentation Use of Cloud Computing for Power Market Modeling and Reliability Assessment.”

June 2016

NEG’s Alex Rudkevich and John Goldis presented at the FERC Technical Conference on Increasing Real-Time and Day-Ahead Market Efficiency through Improved Software. Alex’s presentation is on Intra-day Co-optimization of the Natural Gas and Electric Networks: The GECO Project” (jointly with Scott Backhaus and Anatoly Zlotnik). John’s presentation is on Locational Resource Adequacy Assessment – Methodology and Case Study of the ISO New England System” (jointly with Alex Rudkevich, Alex Beylin, Russ Philbrick and Andrei Kharchenko).

April 2016

Newton Energy Group has started a two-year project funded by the ARPA-E grant awarded under the Open 2015 Program to develop the Gas-Electric Co-Optimization (GECO) technology to improve coordination of wholesale natural gas and power operators both at the physical and market levels. NEG leads this project in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Polaris Systems Optimization, Boston University and AIMMS. Business supporters of this project include Kinder Morgan and PJM Interconnection. An additional financial support to this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Project overview.

January 2016

John Goldis presented a paper at the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: “Financial Transmission Rights in Changing Power Networks”.

December 9, 2013

Newton Energy Group and AIMMS venture into cloud-based optimization with pCloudAnalytics

Today, AIMMS and Newton Energy Group (NEG), a software analytics and consulting company based in Massachusetts, announced that they will venture further into cloud-based optimization with pCloudAnalytics, an AIMMS-based SaaS solution that provides a state-of-the-art power market simulation environment for enterprises in the electric power industry. Continue reading…

November 19, 2013

Newton Energy Group Participates in the Development of Transmission Topology Control

Newton Energy Group, working in collaboration with other researchers on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), are developing an innovative control technology to help grid operators more efficiently manage power flows, reduce congestion, and help integrate renewable resources. At very modest incremental costs, the technology based on Topology Control Algorithms (TCA) improves flexibility and utilization of existing and new transmission projects and makes and the grid more reliable.

The technology gives grid operators the ability to dynamically redirect power flows through underutilized transmission facilities and relieve congestion. In the event of transmission congestion, TCA rapidly develops alternative network configurations to route some power around the congested facilities and at the same time reduces dispatch costs.

The technology is being developed jointly by Boston University, The Brattle Group, Newton Energy Group, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Polaris Systems Optimization, AIMMS, and PJM Interconnection.

On November 19, 2013 the TCA project team provided an update of the research results at the Transmission Topology Control Workshop, which took place in Norristown, PA.

The presentation is available for download: Transmission Topology Control Algorithms