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Published: March 13, 2013

Welcome Paul Didsayabutra, Principal Planning Engineer, to ColumbiaGrid


Paul Didsayabutra        
 
Paul joins ColumbiaGrid with 12 years of industry experience, the two most recent with BrightSource Energy, a Bay Area based utility-scale thermal solar developer, and prior to that, more than nine years with the California ISO (CAISO) in Folsom, CA. During his tenure at BrightSource and CAISO, Paul’s work included technical studies relating to Transmission Planning, Generation Interconnection, Resource Adequacy involving power flow, stability, Production Cost Simulation, as well as supporting tariff and policy development for the transmission planning process (FERC Order 890) and other related issues. He was involved with various WECC, NERC, and FERC work groups and technical conferences.   
 
Paul has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Certificate in Business Administration. He is an active IEEE member.  
 
A native of Chonburi, Thailand, Paul and his wife enjoy traveling, hiking and photography.





WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

Member: Avista Corporation      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Avista Corporation

"In ColumbiaGrid, we now have the ability to resolve the three fundamental transmission questions: What transmission facilities should be built? Who should build them? Who should pay for them? With ColumbiaGrid's independent staff and process to resolve disputes, we can answer these questions effectively and in a timely fashion to facilitate our region's new resource development needs."
~~ Jeff Schlect, Manager, Transmission Services, Avista