Clifton Black

Southern Company
Principal Research Engineer

Clifton Black joined Southern Company in 2006 and is currently a principal engineer in the Research and Development department. He is responsible for research in Power Delivery Operations, Planning and Visualization. His technical focus areas include situational awareness, data analytics, power system analysis and resiliency. Clifton leads Southern Company’s Grid Visualization and Analytics Center; directing internal research efforts and managing collaborative partnerships with external organizations. He actively participates in technical forums with papers and presentations at various meetings and conferences. Clifton attended the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) where he received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering.


May 8, 2019

9:15  -  10:15

Grand Ballroom A

502: An Energy Oriented Grid Visualization and Analytics Center

The session will provide an overview of Southern Company’s recently established Schatz Grid Visualization and Analytics Center (SGVAC). The SGVAC facilitates the research, development and demonstration of situational awareness technologies for Transmission and Distribution. Areas of focus include synchrophasor technology, next generation control center functionalities, cyber security testing, DERMS platform evaluation, data analytics as well … Continued

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