Monday, June 18, 2012

SEE you in Atlanta!

Commonwealth is proud to be a sponsor of the Southeastern Electric Exchange (S.E.E.) Engineering & Operation, Accounting, Customer Billing & Finance Annual Conference and Trade Show, which will take place this week in Atlanta.  The S.E.E. Annual Conference attracts executives and decision makers from leading American utilities.

From 6/20-22, Commonwealth will have staff members on-hand to meet with attendees and will be sponsoring the following session prizes:

  • General Session -- A top-selling Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Transmission Session -- A handsome leather portfolio and a $40 Amazon gift card
  • Substation Session -- A handsome leather portfolio and a $40 Amazon gift card

If you plan to attend, we warmly invite you to look us up while you're there.  Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Arc Flash Analysis Presentation

Commonwealth's Ian Hutt, P.E., from the Electrical Systems Department, will be presenting at the CAPE users group meeting being held June 26-27 at the Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  You can find out more about the meeting here:

Commonwealth's Team (clockwise): Hutt, Claire Patti, P.E., Chris Nelson, E.I.T., and Jeanette Dodge.

Hutt will be presenting Utility Scale Arc Flash Analysis using CAPE System Simulator, sample slides of which can be seen below.  

The full presentation will be available online at after 6/25.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WINDPOWER 2012 Wrap-up

AWEA's WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta is quickly coming to a close and our own Linda Gray, Vice President of Business Development, and engineers Gerry Callison and Bob Putnam say it was another great time.  They thoroughly enjoyed getting to talk with folks and hear their concerns and aspirations.  We continue to hear from customers that securing interconnection and transmission rights in MISO can be a difficult and frustrating process. 

The good news is that Commonwealth has vast experience working with both transmission providers and interconnection customers to achieve successful solutions. By employing detailed data not readily available to most and exercising directed and intense attention to the engineering details, including legal and economic, we are pleased to report that Commonwealth has been able to achieve good results for all parties.

Booth visitors were treated to a demonstration of our newest software release, Transmission Grid AnalyticsTM - Mapping.  This great new tool can link a wind resources map to electrical data on the nearest substation and make planning smarter, simpler, and easier.  

Who doesn't want that?