Brian Stott’s pioneering contributions to software applications used in the planning, analysis, and operation of electric power systems have contributed to the safe and reliable use of transmission networks. His “fast decoupled” power flow algorithm became the most widely used power industry computer application in the world. He pioneered the development of security-constrained optimal power flow (SCOPF) using quasilinear-programming techniques. These SCOPF methods, and the associated software originally developed in the company that he cofounded in 1984, are also in wide application. They are used for network-constrained economic dispatch, voltage optimization, and financial transmission right markets in more than 120 electric utility control and/or market centers around the world.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Stott is the president of Stott, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA.