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Inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software and SAGScore™...

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The advancement to acquiring grid services, as opposed to "plain old capacity" is gaining momentum. The acquisition of specific grid services are becoming more important as the grid continues to decentralize supply through distributed energy resources. Grid operators will need to dispatch specific resources to provide specific grid services for reliability purposes, using the available portfolio of grid services located in their service territory.  

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Matt Chester on Feb 23, 2021

Exciting to watch-- Hawaii utilities of course have some unique challenges and considerations being completely islanded from the mainland, so I wonder if that typically leads to them being more adaptive and forward-looking about evolving in this type of way? 

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Richard Brooks on Feb 23, 2021

Matt, I had a former regulator, now working for a law firm, say that what happens in Hawaii doesn't apply to the US, because it's an island. I'm guessing that person has no experience with how grid studies are conducted and doesn't understand that a "microcosim grid study" can reveal conditions that apply to a larger sized grid. Conditions that impact a "microcosim" can indeed reveal some useful insights that can effect larger grids. Regulators really need to include engineers in their decision making discussions and processes - to offset this silliness.

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