The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has recognized ISO New England President and CEO Gordon van Welie with a 2017 Annual Achievement Award for sustained leadership in transmission planning and market design evolution to accommodate the diverse future resource mix in New England.
New England is in the midst of a rapid expansion of power resource types, including wind and solar power, demand resources, and new energy storage options. Visit the ISO New England website to learn more about these emerging technologies and how the ISO is integrating them into the region’s electric grid.
van Welie was one of 19 recipients of the achievement awards, which were handed out at the group’s 2017 Spring Technical Workshop and Annual Meeting, held earlier this month. See the UVIG press release.
The UVIG, previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), is an international not-for-profit organization that engages in engineering and educational activities to advance the theory and practice of integrating renewable energy into electric systems. The group’s mission is to “accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.”