New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)

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SM&W Contribution

A new purpose built building has been added to the NYISO’s headquarters, housing the Primary Control Center, War Room, Simulation Training, Training, and a Visitor’s Gallery that overlooks the Primary Control Room all of which fell under SM&W’s technical design direction.

Shen Milsom & Wilke provided consulting services to assist NYISO in selecting the appropriate display, switching and signal processing technology for this 2N facility, based on their specific needs and requirements as well we assisted in a competitive bid process and award. The project is in the final stages of implementation, SM&W is currently providing technical construction management.

The control room is a significant feature of the facility and provides a view of the entire power grid for all of the State of New York. The unique combination of specifically developed software for the display image is married to a specific display solution that provides an optimal view of the power grid for system operators.

The Primary Control Center formatted around an array of 125 – 80” Rear Projection LED cubes in a 5 x 25 format.

SM&W’s role was to assist NYISO with evaluating a myriad of choices for the display system and developing a project plan and approach that would result in a fully tested and operational facility on the schedule required. The partnership between NYISO management team and SM&W expertise resulted in an excellent project that performs extremely well for the control room functions.

SM&W provided Audiovisual/Multimedia and Acoustical design services for this landmark project.

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I wanted to take a minute to thank you and your firm for the quality of the technical guidance, design engineering, and overall risk management (risk avoidance) during our many recent projects. Certainly our control room project, which is now the model for all other ISO/Utility organizations throughout the US, speaks highly of your abilities to capture the concepts and goals. Further, you successfully translated our needs into a working model for us to use when both shopping for solutions, as well post bid awarding, was able to “keep the contractors honest” by providing follow-up service...

—Scott Brennan, NYISO Information Services Network Infrastructure, Telephony, Telemetry

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