Issue: 82  /  July 2022

We hope you enjoy this issue of the PSC News and welcome any feedback you have.

Perspectives on the energy transition – Parts 1 and 2

In a new series of articles, PSC CEO Alex Boyd contributes his perspectives on the energy transition by taking a closer look at some of the underrepresented facts and conclusions made on the topic. He kicks off the series with, “The energy transition and the path to a healthy environment” highlighting the health benefits of increasing renewable generation that is often overlooked. In the second article of this series, Alex advocates for a cooperative and collaborative relationship between the renewables sector and fossil fuels stakeholders with an “all fuels on deck” approach.

Solving the hydrogen conundrum

Hydrogen has long been seen as a key part of the transition to cleaner energy but it’s not a magic bullet. Learn why PSC Europe’s Managing Director Tim Miles thinks switching to green hydrogen needs careful management.

Enabling wind farm projects

PSC senior experts Hesam Marzooghi, Amir Mehrtash, Luke Livermore and Stephen Bex have contributed to our latest paper delving into the challenges and opportunities of enabling wind projects around the world.

Introducing PSC’s battery size optimization tool

PSC announces the development and deployment of a software tool we’re calling SizeRight that quickly and efficiently optimizes Battery Energy Storage System sizing to ensure the right level of battery investment.

PSC supports education

Investing in the future

For 20 years, PSC has been a proud partner with the Aruhiko – Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET) whose mission is to empower those who will shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s energy future.

PSC supports education

The role of BESS in future power systems – Part 1

This is the first article in a series about Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in future power systems by PSC’s Djino Pirsic, Principal Electrical Engineer and Hesam Marzooghi, APAC Power Systems Team Lead.

PSC supports education

Dynamic frequency services in GB

Dr. Mahmoud Elkazaz, Dr. Carlos Ferrandon-Cervantes, Raj Hirani, Jonathan Cervantes and Andrew Eviston from PSC UK’s team have combined their efforts in this blog post looking at the area of dynamic frequency services within National Grid ESO’s latest Operational Strategy Report.

PSC supports education

DSO training: preparing operators for a complex future

PSC’s John O’Hehir and Dale Irwin explain the importance and benefits of Distribution System Operators (DSO) training in our new era of energy management.





National Grid & PSC Webinar

TITLE  Tracking the Evolving Distribution Landscape

DATE  August 30, 2022 at 1pm EST

SPEAKERS  Carlos Nouel, VP of Transformation Programs, National Grid & John Camilleri, PSC NA Operational Technologies GM



GE Digital’s Orchestrate Americas Conference

PSC has attended and sponsored GE Digital’s annual Orchestrate Americas Conference many times over the years, but this was the first time for Mandhakini Motukuri, PSC’s North America Sales & Marketing Lead. She offers her fresh perspective on the event in this post.



AEW22 takeaways 

PSC’s Head of Strategic Service Development Matt Robinson offers up his perspective on the themes presented during the Australian Energy Week conference which took place 6-9 June in Melbourne.



Global Offshore Wind 2022  

After attending the Global Offshore Wind 2022 event in Manchester, PSC’s Michael Hook shares his perspective on the changes necessary to meet aggressive targets, especially in the UK



PSC is a proud sponsor of Electra CIGRE’s digital magazine 




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— PSC Asia Pacific —

Bai Jie PSC welcomes Bai Jie to the Asia Market Systems and Energy Applications team. Bai Jie earned her Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2005 under NTU Scholarship. She’s also a certified PMP and TOGAF 9 Foundation Professional. Bai has 16 years of working experience in the power industry with extensive exposure in electricity market projects, operations, monitoring and surveillance. Bai is based in Singapore.

Janice Low PSC welcomes Janice Low to the APAC Energy Applications team. Janice is from South Africa and has a Bachelor of Commercial Computer Science and Business Economics degree. She has experience in the banking and insurance industries. Janice is based in the Perth office, Australia.

Jason Fernandes PSC welcomes Jason Fernandes to the Finance team as Assistant Accountant.  Jason has worked in Australia, New Zealand and North America in a number of Analyst roles. Jason will continue to work remotely from his home in Melbourne, Australia.

Jordan Walker PSC welcomes Jordan Walker to the APAC team. Jordan has a Bachelor’s of Engineering from QUT (Queensland University of Technology) which will be put to good use in her new role as a Graduate Power Systems Engineer. Jordon is based in our Brisbane office, Australia.

Calvin Lei PSC welcomes Calvin Lei to the Power Systems Studies team as a Power Systems Engineer. He completed a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st class Honors) at UNSW Sydney in 2020 and worked as a Power Systems Engineer at AECOM for 2 years before joining PSC. Calvin is based in  the Melbourne office.

— PSC North America —

William Dean PSC welcomes Will Dean to the global Marketing team. Will brings his tech savvy and deep knowledge of the evolving digital marketing landscape to help us on our collective journey to help power a more sustainable world. Will is based out of our global headquarters in Kirkland, Washington.

Rick Hudella PSC welcomes Rick Hudella as Technical Director to the Operational Technologies team in North America. Rick joins us with over 20 years consulting experience in IT/OT, Cyber Security, Wireless AMI Systems and Distribution and Transmission SCADA projects. He will be driving new projects as the Director of OT in North America. Rick is based in Stillwater, MN.

— PSC Europe —

Stephen McConnon PSC welcomes Stephen McConnon to the UK team as a Senior Engineer. He has over 20 years of experience predominantly in the oil & gas and petrol/chemical industry, both onshore and offshore. Stephen is based in the Newcastle, UK office.