TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB
Dr. Lei Wang is the Director of the Power Systems group. He currently leads a technical team at Powertech for the development and commercialization of software tools, including the power system analysis software package DSATools™, which is used by engineers and researchers in more than 30 countries on six continents. The on-line dynamic security assessment technology developed by his team has been licensed to more than 40 utilities worldwide, including the operators of some of the largest grids in the world.
Dr. Xi Lin is the Manager of Application Delivery within the Power Systems sector. His main responsibility is to develop and maintain the DSAToolssoftware package. DSATools provides a complete toolset for power system planning and operational studies. The key components in the suite, VSAT, TSAT, and SSAT, have also been designed to be used for on-line dynamic security assessment (DSA). In this mode, the software is connected directly to a power system’s energy management system (EMS) and assesses the system security in continuous cycles.
As Powertech’s Chief Application Architect, Mr. Frederic Howell is responsible for the maintenance and enhancements to DSATools™ software for bulk power system security assessment. This includes software applications for voltage stability, transient stability, and small-signal stability assessment. Mr. Howell performs a key role in providing support and development for DSA Manager, Powertech’s online integration package, which is used by a number of major ISOs and utilities worldwide for assessing the security of their power systems in control room applications.
Dr. Xianrong Wang is a Specialist Engineer with Powertech’s Software Technology team. His interests are in power system stability and control, as well as database application. He has extensive experience in the development of power system equivalence models and has expert knowledge of equipment models, simulation techniques, algorithms, and databases.
Mr. Ryon Howell is a Senior Software developer for Software in the Power System Studies sector at Powertech Labs. His expertise lies in software design and architecture, computer networking, distributed computing, Microsoft windows programming, multi-threaded implementations, and real-time system development.