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Biography
Publications

Dr. Ruiz is an electrical engineer with nearly ten years of experience in electric power systems analysis and research. He specializes in renewable power integration and the modeling and analysis of transmission systems and wholesale electricity markets.

Dr. Ruiz is also an Associate Research Professor at Boston University, where he serves as a Principal Investigator for the DOE ARPA-E Topology Control Algorithms project. He currently leads a team of researchers from seven institutions in the development of transmission topology control technology.

Dr. Ruiz has published articles in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and has presented papers at international conferences on topics related to wind integration and uncertainty management, power flow analysis, voltage stability, operating reserve requirements, transmission expansion and unit commitment.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Ruiz was an Associate Principal at Charles River Associates (CRA), and has held Research and Teaching Assistant positions at the University of Illinois and at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.

Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of ERCOT’s Future Ancillary Services (FAS) Proposal
December 21, 2015
Prepared for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Presentation
Topology Control Algorithms: Applications for Market Efficiency Improvements and Overload Relief
July 30, 2014
Pablo Ruiz, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, David Hislop, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Xiaoguang Li, Dan Moscovitz, Russ Philbrick, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the Super Session on Grid Operations, 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, National Harbor, MD
Presentation
Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations in PJM with AC Modeling
June 23, 2014
Pablo Ruiz, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Xiaoguang Li, Russ Philbrick, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the FERC Technical Conference On Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software, Washington, DC
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Presentation
Transmission To Capture Geographic Diversity of Renewables: Cost Savings Associated with Interconnecting Systems with High Renewables Penetration
May 6, 2014
Presented to TransForum West, San Diego, CA
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Presentation
Transmission Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations on PJM Real Time Markets
November 19, 2013
Pablo Ruiz, Xiao Li, Michael Caramanis, Evgeniy Goldis, Bhavana Keshavamurthy, Mahendra Patel, Alex Rudkevich, Richard Tabors, and Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida
Presented at the TCA/RATC Workshop on Topology Control, Norristown, PA
Presentation
Planning for High Levels of Renewable Penetration: Key Challenges and Approaches for Caribbean Island Systems
September 18, 2013
Presented at the CARILEC Renewable Energy Forum, Bridgetown, Barbados