The Jack Keil Wolf Auditorium, Center for Memory and Recording Research, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92093
Professor Nicholas Abi-Samra
Senior Director of Engineering and Reliability Initiatives
North American Reliability Corporation (NERC)
The students of the Real-World Grid Operations Course would like to invite you to a seminar by Mr. Bob Cummings, the Senior Director of Engineering and Reliability Initiatives of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC), the entity oversees eight regional reliability entities and encompasses allthe interconnected power systems of the contiguous United States, Canada and Mexico.
Mr. Cummings joined NERC in 1996 and has extensive experience in the industry in system planning, operations engineering, and wide area planning. He was the principal NERC’s investigator of the 2003 and directed the NERC Event Analysis program for five years, leading or working on 12 major disturbances. He is the senior staff technical advisor for the NERC System Analysis and Modeling and the System Protection and Controls Subcommittees and is the technical advisor to the North American Synchro-Phasor Initiative. He is also the technical director of the NERC System Protection Improvement Initiative, the Modeling Improvements Initiative, and the Frequency Response Initiative.