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Incremental Systems Corporation

Massive Real-time Simulations for Training Smart Grid Operators


Incremental Systems Corporation (IncSys) is providing training with real-time simulations so that operators, engineers, and students will learn to prevent major power system events. With the PowerSimulator, IncSys has the ability to run massive drills with hundreds of operators using web-enabled simulations of complete interconnections. These simulations will include Smart Grid technologies such as wind farms, solar farms, demand side management, smart micro-grids, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The program will also simulate cascading outages. PowerSimulator training is conducted by a team of software developers, model development technicians, power system engineers, trainers and operator trainees. The training demonstrates how new Smart Grid systems, people, and processes can all work together to benefit system reliability and reduce restoration times.

Contact Information

Deborah Buterbaugh
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Robin Podmore
Principal Investigator
Incremental Systems Corporation
4618 194th
Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98027-9357

Recipient: Incremental Systems Corporatio
HQ State: Washington
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $8,287,500
Federal Share: $3,600,000
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Major blackouts reduced
  • 120 military veterans placed in energy industry jobs
  • Workforce-ready trainees
  • Updated training for current power industry workers
  • Job retention

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