Modeling and Analyses

In individual power plant and transmission line siting cases under Articles VII, X, SEQRA and Section 68 of the Public Service Law, as well as NYPSC planning cases such as the Renewable Portfolio Standard proceeding, we have worked closely with the General Electric Multi-Area Production Simulation Model and other simulation analyses of the New York Electric System.  During the implementation of PURPA, we worked with many models including PROMOD, in the determination of electric production avoided costs.  We have worked with the consultants preparing the inputs to the model including key assumptions about generation and transmission resources.  On behalf of clients we have sponsored witnesses on the model’s results and cross-examined witnesses extensively on their model simulation results.

Sample of Proceedings in Which The Firm Has Participated

Case 10-T-0139 – Application of Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article VII of the PSL for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Two 1,000 MW High Voltage Direct Current Circuits from the Canadian Border to New York City and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Case 08-T-0034 – Application of Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for a 345 kV Submarine/Underground Electric Transmission Link Between Manhattan and New Jersey.

    • ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY AND PUBLIC NEED
      (Issued and Effective September 15, 2010).

Case 06-T-0650 – Application of New York Regional Interconnect Inc. for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article VII for a high voltage direct current electric transmission line approximately 190 miles in length running between a converter station with an AC interconnection to National Grid’s Edic Substation in the Town of Marcy, and a converter station with an AC interconnection to Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s Rock Tavern substation located in the Town of New Windsor.

Case 03-E-0188 – Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding a Retail Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Case 92-T-0252 – Application of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the Construction of an approximately 27 mile long natural gas pipeline, from the Village of Phoenix to the Town of Scriba and the City of Oswego, Oswego County, New York.

Case 92-T-0114 – Application of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the Construction of approximately twenty-eight miles of 345 kV transmission facilities and associated equipment from the Independence Station cogenerating facility located in the Town of Scriba, Oswego County, to two terminations, one being Niagara Mohawk’s existing Scriba Substation in the Town of Scriba, Oswego County, and the other being Niagara Mohawk’s existing Clay Substation in the Town of Clay, Onandoga County.