Mr. Croup is a senior consultant with 25 years of experience with performing technical transmission analyses to help utility, lenders, equity investors, and developer clients understand the impact of transmission-related issues on their assets. He understands the complexities of the evolving transmission grid and the convergence of power markets, physical and contractual transmission limitations, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Croup is responsible for managing and conducting transmission analyses for tariff-related generator interconnection and siting studies, transmission system expansion planning studies, and generation deliverability and congestion assessments; developing locational marginal pricing (LMP), flowgate, and zonal market models; evaluating emerging physical and financial transmission rights; and supporting compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. He has extensive experience with General Electric’s Positive Sequence Load Flow (GE PSLF™) power flow program in performing transmission system simulation studies and utilizes PSS®E MUST and Ventyx Energy PROMOD® software to evaluate impacts of transmission curtailments on an 8,760 hour per year basis.
Prior to joining nFront Consulting LLC, Mr. Croup was a Senior Consultant with R. W. Beck, Inc. and its successors, SAIC and Leidos, for 23 years.