Mr. Tapia is a founding member of Pterra, LLC. He has 37 years of experience in transmission planning and operations. He has led and conducted transmission studies nationwide and overseas to assist Transmission Owners and ISO’s to develop sound solutions for the planning and operation of their interconnected power systems. Mr. Tapia’s experience also includes participation on various task forces of both, the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) addressing operational model development and interregional transfer capability analysis. Mr. Tapia has authored several articles on the subject of electric power engineering.
Mr. Tapia was formerly Associate Director in the Consulting Group at Power Technologies, Inc. having administrative responsibility over a team of transmission planning consultants. The team provided consultancy services in the area of transmission planning in the United States and worldwide.
Mr. Tapia is a member of IEEE and its Power Engineering Society (PES) and has served as chairman of the PES Chapter, Schenectady Section of IEEE.
Areas of focus. Transmission planning; power system stability; power system analysis; operations planning; voltage control and reactive power planning; software development; transfer limit analysis and application of optimization techniques to power system operation and planning.