Peter Mackin Receives Outstanding WECC Contributor Award

September 8, 2020

Peter Mackin of GridBright, Inc. receives the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s (WECC) 2020 Armando J. Perez Outstanding Contributor Award.


Congratulations to Peter Mackin of GridBright, Inc. for receiving the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s (WECC) 2020 Armando J. Perez Outstanding Contributor Award.  The annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment and support for delivering grid reliability and security goals. Peter was selected for his continued efforts to promote reliability specifically for his leadership with the Reliability Assessment Committee (RAC) and its subcommittee’s completion of the 2018-2019 study program—WECC’s first comprehensive study program since the formation of the RAC.

“WECC thanks Peter for his many contributions to the reliability and security of the bulk power system in the West.  This award provides us with the opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions” said Melanie M. Frye, President and CEO of WECC.  “It is great honor for Peter to be recognized by this prestigious award for his contribution to security and reliability of the western electric grid” said Dr. Dariush Shirmohammadi, Life IEEE Fellow and Executive Vice President of Grid Interconnection Business Unit at GridBright.

Peter is Vice President of Power Systems study at GridBright. Peter has over 35 years of power system and grid interconnection planning and computer application development experience and has been involved in WSCC/WECC planning and operating activities since 1985. He is the current chair of the WECC Studies Subcommittee and a member of the WECC Reliability Assessment Committee Governing Body.

The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is a not-for-profit organization that works to effectively and efficiently mitigate risks to the reliability and security of the Western Interconnection’s Bulk Power System.  WECC operates under a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved delegation agreement with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and in accordance with WECC’s Bylaws.

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GridBright Inc., ( specializes in secure grid integration. Its services and solutions span the full electric value chain safely interconnecting renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid, implementing and integrating modern computer applications for grid operations and planning, and providing the secure exchange of grid data among grid value chain participants.

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