Design for Situation Awareness in Future Power Grid Operations

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) coordinates electricity generation and transmission to ensure a reliable and stable electricity supply for the province of Ontario. Human operators monitor the power grid with the help of automated energy management systems. Increasing amounts of data, electricity demand, and renewable generation mean these operators need new tools to help them monitor and manage grid reliability. These tools include displays that consolidate data, support operator decision-making, and reduce the likelihood of human error. The goal of this project is to improve the design of control room displays for operators, so that the IESO can meet their objectives of maintaining near- and long-term grid reliability and stability.

Faculty Supervisor:

Greg Jamieson


Antony Hilliard


Independent Electricity System Operator


Engineering - mechanical


Alternative energy


University of Toronto



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