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With key scientists and experts across disciplines, this Center aims to:

  • Achieve sustainability by enabling very high-level penetration of renewables (such as high-efficiency solar panels and systems) and address issues of variable, uncertain and “reverse” power flows
  • Improve understanding about performance and robustness of large-scale networks of sensing, monitoring, communication and control
  • Investigate robust decision making and operation of electric power networks under extreme weather conditions, with a focus on efficiency, vulnerability and resilience
  • Evaluation techniques for determining the efficacy, efficiency and usability of such tools and methods
The long-term objectives of this Center are to:

  • Develop tools, technologies and practices to dramatically lower the cost of ensuring that no one is without power for more than three days following extreme events, while adaptively reconfiguring power distribution networks to maintain critical loads for public health and safety
  • Achieve national prominence and address research priorities of government agencies and utilities
  • Significantly contribute to workforce development and economic development toward building a 21st-century energy system

Research Focus

  • Advanced controls of networked systems
  • Cyber-physical security
  • Data analytics and electricity market
  • Microgrids
  • Optimization of complex systems
  • PV modules and systems
  • Public policy of resilient energy systems
  • Resilient infrastructure systems
  • Integration of renewable resources, smart grid
  • Transportation and smart city