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Electric Power and Grid

Description:  Electric Power System changing rapidly in terms of technologies, organization, markets, and regulation. Integration of renewable resources into the existing grid creates challenges with load planning, operation and distribution.

Market Need:  New analysis and modeling tools and paradigms for the emerging system.

Vision: Develop a consortium of stakeholders in the electric power and related industries that face common challenges,
Penn State provides the analytical capacity and integrating role, applying engineering, science, and economic analysis to issues

Goal: Build an integrated expertise and existing collaborations at PSU that includes energy technology, electrical engineering, algorithms, economics, and policy.

Stakeholders: Generation owners, Distribution Utilities, Transmission Owners, Technology Companies, Solar and Wind Developers, Demand Response Aggregators, ISOs/RTOs, U.S. Dept. of Energy, FERC


Earth & Mineral Sciences
Blumsack, Seth
Brownson, Jeffrey
Lo Prete, Chiara
Webster, Mort D
Stewart, Susan W
Kesidis, George
Zhu, Minghui
Shanbhag, Vinayak
Fathy, Hosam
Research Centers
Center for Advanced Power Generation
Initiative for Sustainable Electric Power
Pike Group
Applied Research Lab
High Pressure Combustion Lab
Materials Characterization Lab
Philadelphia Navy Yard
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells - Chemical and Microbial
Power Systems
Solar Energy…
Sustainability and Environment
Market Centers
Nuclear Energy
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Electrical Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering