About SynchroGrid

Our Purpose, Passion, and Leadership

SynchroGrid is an engineering consulting company that specializes in system protection for generation, transmission, and distribution utilities. We have a legacy of providing innovative solutions that simplify your daily operations.

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We empower our clients to maintain the reliability of the power system through our innovative system protection services.

Our Vision

SynchroGrid’s core focus
is to produce simplicity, consistency, quality, and reliability for system protection.

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Why SynchroGrid?

Our commitment to continuously innovating

SynchroGrid offers its diverse clientele a combination of forward-thinking engineers, time-tested standardized procedures, pioneering processes, and strong partnerships with industry leaders to provide a unique suite of state-of-the-art services in system protection that enhance operations. We are also a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) owned business.

We are committed to continuously developing distinctive and innovative solutions for our current processes, employing automation to lead the way to a more sustainable, reliable power industry.

SynchroGrid is continued to continuous innovation.

SynchroGrid’s History

Centrally located in the heart of Texas, SynchroGrid is an engineering firm that offers electric utilities a wide range of innovative, professional solutions in system protection for generation, transmission, and distribution systems.

The company was founded by Joe Perez in 2012. Joe graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in electrical engineering and worked in utility and manufacturing before starting his own company. These experiences provided Joe with a unique, holistic view of the power industry. With an original focus on design and relay settings, Joe saw opportunities for increased efficiency in the engineers’ workflow and soon added a software team to automate system protection processes. SynchroGrid now has a sister software company—SynchroSoft—that focuses on improving procedures through research and the customization of automation solutions for the power industry.

Overall, SynchroGrid’s development embodies how we approach every project—a commitment to quality work and a focus on innovation that seek to streamline, standardize, and optimize power system processes with the ultimate goal of increasing the reliability of the power grid.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Joe Perez - SynchroGrid Founder

Joe Perez

Founder and Protection Engineer

Joe Perez - SynchroGrid Founder

Joe Perez

Founder and Protection Engineer

Joe Perez, P.E., has been in the protection industry for nearly 20 years. Having spent time in the utility, manufacturing, and consulting fields, he recognized the inefficiency of the current processes for developing drawings and relay settings, which made them highly prone to error. Joe founded SynchroGrid in 2012 and, soon after, started the subsidiary company, SynchroSoft, which focuses on developing and customizing automation solutions for the power industry. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2003, and he has authored and presented numerous technical papers at major relay conferences across the United States.

Steve Yanosik

Steve Yanosik

V.P. of Engineering

Steve Yanosik

Steve Yanosik

V.P. of Engineering

Steve Yanosik, P.E., has more than 15 years of substation design experience, with an emphasis in protection and control design. He has led SynchroGrid’s expansion to the Northwest and has opened a new office in Denver, Colorado. Steve has extensive experience with protection logic settings and development, as well as SCADA programming. His other technical responsibilities include detailed design and development of substation arrangements, control house panel layout and design, substation schematic modification, and QA checks. Steve is a registered professional engineer in Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, North Dakota, Illinois, Michigan, and Wyoming.

Kevin Priddy

Kevin Priddy

Lead Engineer

Kevin Priddy

Kevin Priddy

Lead Engineer

Kevin Priddy, P.E., has been at SynchroGrid for nearly 10 years, executing many successful projects as a lead engineer and project manager. He has extensive experience in protection and control design, relay setting development, relay coordination, IEC 61850 automation, substation design, standardization of drawings and settings, standardization of processes, and NERC PRC compliance. Kevin graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and has participated in several major relay conferences during his time at SynchroGrid.

Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

Senior Engineer

Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

Senior Engineer

Carlos Perez has extensive experience in physical substation design and protection and control. He has worked primarily with transmission-level voltages ranging from 12kV to 345kV, and he has a strong understanding of applicable industry codes and standard design practices. With nearly 10 years of industry experience, Carlos has developed a solid foundation in field-proven practices that include developing physical substation designs and layouts, as well as reviewing, updating and creating relaying one-lines and three-lines, breaker and relay control schematics, bills of materials, AC/DC drawings, reports, SCADA drawings, and more. He graduated from Texas A&M, Kingsville, with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering.

 

 

 

Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas

Software and Automation

Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas

Software and Automation

Nathan Thomas, Ph.D., is an experienced computer science researcher and scientific software developer with more than 20 years of experience. He leads the software and automation team at SynchroGrid, creating new automation solutions that simplify processes and streamline NERC compliance. Nathan also has experience in software solutions and support for wide area coordination studies—work which SynchroGrid is publishing in conferences and whitepapers to drive innovation in the industry. Nathan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in computer science in 2012, and he began working in system protection in 2015 when he helped SynchroGrid with the research and development of automation solutions.

Seth Woodard

Seth Woodard

Lead Design Engineer

Seth Woodard

Seth Woodard

Lead Design Engineer

Seth Woodard, P.E., has been in the power industry for more than 15 years and has extensive substation design experience. He has been responsible for the execution of various high-voltage substation design projects ranging from 12.47kV through 345kV. His duties include all aspects of physical and protective relaying design, including control houses, relay panels, transformer and breaker upgrades, grounding design, and more. Seth also has experience in substation grounding analysis using both CDEGS and WinIGS software. He graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 2005 and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.