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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.


Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance