Solomon Associates' Announces its Newest Subscriber to GADS NxL(TM) - Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico

by ronfluegge 31. May 2006 23:27

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2006--Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico joins a growing number of generating companies and regional transmission operators (RTOs) to select Solomon's GADS NxL(TM) as their tool of choice for analyzing generating unit performance, reliability, availability, and maintainability data. GADS NxL offers the industry's most accurate, reliable, and powerful level of performance for data entry, reporting, and analysis for power generating companies. Additionally, GADS NxL is the only GADS software available for nearly every platform, offering both Microsoft(R) Windows(R)- and Web-based interfaces. 

GADS NxL conforms to the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC's) Generating Availability Data System (GADS) standards and will facilitate CFE reporting data to NERC GADS. Such a possibility supports NERC in assuring the long-term reliability of the North American bulk electric system by promoting uniform reliability standards. Originally developed by NERC as a defined set of performance and event standards, GADS has been accepted across the globe as the most rigorous of standards.

CFE provides generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 23.5 million customers, nearly 80 million Mexicans. Within their generation business, CFE has about 37,400 MW of net installed capacity from thermal, hydro, nuclear and wind power generation. Additional information can be found at their web site 

10ª Reunião Ordinária do Grupo de Manutenção de Usinas Térmicas – GTMT da ABRAGE

by ronfluegge 29. August 2005 17:46
7. "Benchmarking" - Solomon
The 2005 lecture was presented by Kenneth Booi and Ronald M. Fluegge of Solomon ( The methodology is being applied to several petrochemical industries and refineries in Brazil. For the electricity sector, the experts at Solomon have meetings with ABRAGE and other existing institutions. The presentation is available on the CD for the event.  
ABRAGE is Brazil's Association of Large Scale Power Generators.
A Associação Brasileira das Empresas Geradoras de Energia Elétrica ABRAGE, instituída em 07 de dezembro de 1998, é uma associação civil, sem fins lucrativos, constituída por grandes empresas geradoras de energia elétrica de origem predominantemente hidráulica que visa a alcançar através de pesquisas, estudos e debates entre seus integrantes, o melhor desenvolvimento das atividades ligadas à geração de energia elétrica. 
Apresentação de palestra: “Sistemas de Benchmarking” - SOLOMON
A palestra foi apresentada pelos Engºs Kenneth O Booi e Ronald M. Fluegge da Solomon ( A metodologia já está sendo aplicada para diversas industrias petroquímicas e refinarias no Brasil. Para o setor elétrico, os especialistas da Solomon marcarão reuniões com a ABRAGE e demais instituições existentes. A apresentação se encontra disponível no CD do evento. 

Ronald Fluegge Joins Solomon Associates Power Practice Industry Veteran to Lead Software Development Team

by ronfluegge 2. February 2005 01:06

DALLAS - February 2, 2005 - Solomon Associates, LLC the energy industry's premiere, data-driven performance improvement consulting firm, today announced that power industry veteran, Ronald "Ron" Fluegge, has joined Solomon Associates.As chief architect and developer of the first Generating Availability Data System (GADS) software application, Fluegge will leverage his industry and software expertise to lead Solomon's launch of power-related software offerings.

Prior to joining Solomon, Fluegge was owner and principal of the Fluegge Consulting Group where he developed GADS Next Generation* software and maximized its predecessors' accuracy and functionality. Previously, he worked on the electric generation side of the industry while at Texas Utilities/TU Electric as manager of availability support, where he was responsible for the generation planning center.

During his 35-year tenure in the power industry, Fluegge held various other management roles at TU Electric, Power Computing Company/Babcock & Wilcox and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.Additionally, Fluegge worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission.

"I am excited about the opportunities at Solomon Associates," stated Fluegge, director of GADS NxL product development at Solomon Associates."I have long admired the dedication and experience of Solomon Associates within our industry and I look forward to applying my expertise to help grow Solomon's Power Practice."

"Ron's extensive power industry knowledge, software expertise, and passion for excellence will compliment our Power Practice very well," said Greg Barats, president of Solomon Associates."We welcome Ron's talents and industry insight, and know our clients will certainly benefit from this addition to our team."

Fluegge currently serves as secretary on the IEEE Standard 762 Working Group of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and as chairman of the ASME Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Committee of the ASME Power Division.

Fluegge has also served as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' (ERCOT) representative on the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC) Regional Advisory Working Group that established and reviewed the national reporting standards for the GADS used by electric utilities in the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico.Fluegge is well published in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

About Solomon Associates

Celebrating its 25th year of benchmarking and consultative services, Dallas, Texas-based Solomon Associates, LLC has set the standard for world-class, data-driven performance improvement services to capital-intensive industries worldwide.Solomon Associates is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB).As a trusted industry advisor to the power, refining, pipeline and petrochemical industries, Solomon's consultants lead the industry with their in-depth expertise, global perspective, objectivity and confidentiality.With offices worldwide, Solomon Associates is well positioned to monitor the pulse on the industries in which it advises.For more information, please visit



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