ISO New England and UCONN: 2020 Senior Capstone Project looks at power plant computer model performance

For the second year in a row, ISO New England sponsored a Senior Design Capstone Project at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). This year, two student groups worked on a joint project, with the ISO’s lead analyst, Qiang (Frankie) Zhang, from the our Business Architecture and Technology (BAT) group, serving as technical project advisor and ISO’s Technical Manager, Xiaochuan Luo, serving as lead engineer. UCONN seniors Andrew Collins, Eric Flower, Sam Markelon from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department made up one team, while Cynthia Bissereth, Jonathan Davis, and Ethan McRaethe from the Computer Science and Engineering Department formed the other.

From September to April, the six students worked on their project for up to 20 hours a week and were prepared to present their results to UCONN faculty and ISO senior management in late April. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students adapted to weekly online meetings in March and developed virtual presentations that have been posted on the UCONN’s Senior Design webpage. This year’s project, Generator Model Verification Result Analysis System, required the students to analyze power plant model performance. To learn more about the project, visit these links to the student presentations:

Congratulations to these UCONN seniors for their hard work—and persevering on their studies after the pandemic forced them to leave campus in March. ISO New England says job well done!

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