Issue: 85  /  January 2023

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

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A quick look back on 2022

PSC CEO Alex Boyd recalls the company’s 2022 progress toward its vision to empower people to transform the energy industry so that, together, we will power a sustainable world.

Perspectives on the energy transition – Part 6

In the sixth and final article of our series on the Energy Transition, PSC CEO Alex Boyd shares insights into the role government could or should play in the energy transition while balancing stakeholder interests and building a sustainable future for the environment.

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Diversity and the energy transition

PSC’s North American General Manager of Operational Technologies John Camilleri offers his interpretation of the importance of interdisciplinary diversity in attaining decarbonization.

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Notes from the Road: Energy Transition North America

PSC’s North America Managing Director Kevin Cheung weighs in on 2022 Reuters’s Energy Transition Conference and the path to decarbonization by 2050.

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Getting to know Kristen Ong, 2022 PSC Scholarship recipient

As part of PSC’s value of investing in the future, we have awarded the 2022 PSC Scholarship to Kristen Ong of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Learn more about Kristen from this interview with PSC’s Tina Kazmer.

PSC publications



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FERC 881 roadmap considerations for transmission owners

Our latest white paper by PSC North America Senior Director Operational Technologies Dr. Anil Jampala offers transmission providers the primary considerations to leverage when building a roadmap to achieve FERC Order 881 compliance by July 2025.



hexagon towersTechnical article: Relationship between Fault Level and System Strength in Future Renewable-Rich Power Grids

Congratulations to PSC Australia’s Hesam Marzooghi for his contribution to this technical article featured in MDPI’s open-access Applied Sciences journal. The article “Relationship between Fault Level and System Strength in Future Renewable-Rich Power Grids” is a collaborative effort between PSC Australia and several universities, including Princess Sumaya University for Technology, University of Vaasa, The University of Jordan, German Jordanian University and Tafila Technical University.



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Some of PSC’s finest are headed to sunny San Diego for DISTRIBUTECH International 2023, February 7-9! We’d love to see you there, share a coffee and catch up. Here’s a list of some of our team that will be at the show.

Please reach out to them to schedule some time together or stop by our booth #4139 and say hello!



Did you know that PSC has a forest?

PSC ecologi treesYes, we do. And our forest now has over 30,000 trees!! It continues to grow as our team members reach employment milestones. You see, we plant trees in the names of our people to celebrate their PSC anniversaries. We do this with Ecologi whose mission is to reduce CO2 by planting billions of trees every year. Find out how you can get involved in Ecologi’s climate projects and check out our PSC forest of growing trees



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— PSC Asia Pacific —

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Aref Pouryekta PSC welcomes Aref Pouryekta to the APAC Power Systems Studies team. Aref has over ten years of experience in power system engineering design and analysis. He is specialized in developing control systems and logic circuits for microgrids and renewable energy sources such as solar PV plants, biomass, biogas, mini-hydro generators, and wind turbines. Aref received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical power systems engineering in 2006 and 2010 in Iran and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Malaysia in 2017. Aref is based in our Brisbane, Australia, office.

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Simon Darvish PSC welcomes Simon Darvish to the APAC Power Systems Studies team. Simon is an experienced engineer and power system modeler. Simon is a professional in steady state and dynamic power system study, grid connection studies, analytical skills, systems analysis, commissioning, control systems and simulation with more than 15 years of experience. Simon has obtained a PhD in Power System Engineering. Simon is based in our Melbourne, Australia, office.

— PSC North America —

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Marilyn Barragán PSC welcomes Marilyn Barrragán to the Power Networks North America team as a Studies Consultant. Marilyn is an experienced electromechanical engineer who received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Tecnológico Superior in Poza Rica, Mexico, in 2016 and earned a Master’s degree in Power Systems from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. Marilyn is based in our Vancouver, BC office.

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Miguel Penagos PSC welcomes Miguel Penagos to the Power Networks North America team as a Studies Consultant. Miguel has over ten years of experience in power system analysis and operation. His expertise includes steady-state and dynamic analysis of power systems modeling and simulation. Miguel graduated in electrical engineering from Universidad Veracruzana in 2009 and holds a Master’s degree in Power Systems from CINVESTAV Mexico. Miguel is based in our Vancouver, BC office.