A Code Story Lesson – Application Profiling

A Code Story Lesson – Application Profiling I wrote this article to help others and share my tech knowledge solutions using Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 test frameworks. Application profiling involves the study, measurement, and reporting of code quality performance while the program is executing and users are interacting with the program. Visual Studio can run…

30 Days of Azure’s “Free Trial” Subscription – Adventures and Lessons Learned

30 Days of Azure’s “Free Trial” Subscription Adventures and Lessons Learned My name is Kathleen. I am an engineer that loves continuous learning and exploring tech. I’m also a fan of Microsoft products and am a life-long student. This article was written to share with you some of the amazing things I did with my…

Security-Constrained Unit Commitment Programming Project

Security-Constrained Unit Commitment Programming Project Submitted for graduate course Power Market Operations – May 9th, 2005 Abstract – This paper discusses the security-constrained unit commitment programming project guidelines, formulations, high-level and low-level programming, and procedures to complete a secure and economical system model. Low level programming was completed for the unit commitment portion. In lieu…

A Code Quality Lesson – How to Get Rid of the Clones

A Code Quality Lesson – How to Get Rid of the Clones Have you ever read someone else’s code and thought you’ve seen similar or redundant code elsewhere (me -> Raises Hand! I love hate Fortran)? It’s often a style of should be extinct dinosaur thinking how-to-code mentality where you need modular code in its…

GENCO Investment Strategies by Simulation for Demand-Side Role for Investments and Capacity Adequacy

GENCO Investment Strategies by Simulation for Demand-Side Role for Investments and Capacity Adequacy Submitted for a graduate level course “Power Systems Planning” on April 24th, 2006. Abstract:  This project will present an applied and game-like approach to simulating the load growth, investment decisions by two types of generation technologies, demand-price responsiveness, and reliability, of a…

The August 14th, 2003 Blackout

The August 14th, 2003 Blackout Submitted for a graduate level course “Power Systems Relaying” on December 6th, 2006. I am pleased to provide technical documentary of the events leading to and including the outage of 50 million Americans. Relaying and system protection has played a major contribution to the cascade of an outage that could…