Electric Power and Energy Systems

The Electric Power and Energy Systems group is one of the most active and innovative university groups in the country for electric power research. Primary research thrusts include power system dynamics and control, operational decision-making, distribution systems, reliability and resilience, cascading blackouts, voltage security, economic systems and markets, asset management, wind and solar energy systems and grid integration, distributed energy, and system planning.

Current Research Areas

  • Macrogrid design
  • Multi-energy systems integration
  • Power system dynamics and control
  • Power system economics and market designs
  • Generation system scheduling
  • Impact of distributed energy resources (DERs) on power system security
  • Transmission, distribution and cyber co-simulation framework
  • Advanced computation techniques for voltage stability assessment and control
  • Reliability and resilience of transmission and distribution systems
  • Analysis and mitigation of blackouts, including cascading outages
  • Applications of probability, optimization, complex systems, and nonlinear systems to power systems
  • Power distribution system and microgrid modeling, analysis, and optimization
  • Energy conversion and control of wind and photovoltaic solar resources
  • Data analytics and machine learning for power systems
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Life testing, reliability modeling, and lifetime prediction of lithium-ion battery energy storage systems
  • Cyber physical system (CPS) security for power grids
  • Cybersecurity for DERs

Faculty in This Group

  • Venkataramana Ajjarapu
  • Ian Dobson
  • Manimaran Govindarasu
  • Chao Hu
  • Anne Kimber
  • James McCalley
  • Gelli Ravikumar
  • Sarah Ryan
  • Leigh Tesfatsion
  • Hugo N. Villegas Pico
  • Lizhi Wang
  • Zhaoyu Wang

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