Xcel Energy Selects Willdan’s Software for Grid Modernization

Jan 22, 2020 | Press Release

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ANAHEIM, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN), through its software subsidiary Integral Analytics (Willdan), announced today that Xcel Energy has selected LoadSEER, Willdan’s flagship software application, to provide foundational load forecasting, planning, and network scenario analysis as part of its Advanced Grid Intelligence and Security (AGIS) strategy.  LoadSEER will enable Xcel Energy teams to model and plan for changes in electric load and the adoption and impact of distributed energy resources.

“We are pleased to provide this system-wide comprehensive deployment of LoadSEER to Xcel Energy,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s CEO and Chairman.  “LoadSEER is the intelligence layer behind grid modernization and renewable energy integration for major utilities across the country.  Xcel Energy will use LoadSEER to standardize load forecasting, and to provide the granular analysis required to make critical distribution system investment decisions and deploy the cleanest sources of energy as the grid evolves.”

The application will operate within the AGIS suite of technologies being implemented to serve integrated distribution planning, grid modernization, and distributed energy integration functions at Xcel Energy.  LoadSEER’s hosted application will include dynamic data management and configurable reporting to allow Xcel Energy teams to evaluate scenarios specific to each local distribution area.
About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit xcelenergy.com or follow Xcel on Twitter and Facebook.

About Willdan
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.

About Integral Analytics
Integral Analytics, a unit of Willdan Group, Inc., provides trusted software products that merge economics and engineering to deliver statistically-robust forecasting and valuation analytics through which over 40 utilities and distributed energy resource owners make optimized financial and engineering decisions. More information is available at: www.integralanalytics.com.

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