Grid

The Challenge

Electrification of as many human activities as possible has been identified as the key first step in eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels and combatting climate change. Coupled to this critical step is the integration of vast amounts of renewable energy in the creation of electric power. Thus, today’s electrical grid will have to radically evolve to supply substantially more power and handle a large portfolio of intermittent renewable power sources. This places strong demands on our power systems and the markets and policies that support them.

Example of ROSEI’s Efforts – Power Systems Control

The purchase and delivery of power through a grid that relies almost entirely on renewable energy and new paradigms for energy storage is vastly different from today’s grid. Our team is developing a complete power systems laboratory utilizing a simulation and hardware-in-the-loop platform that will interface software solutions developed by the ROSEI team – such as models and algorithms for efficient power grid and market operations – with a robust simulator emulating an inverter-dominated power grid. The focus on high-impact and high-visibility applications distinguish this ROSEI Research Initiative from other testbeds. We are also working with partners to bring these solutions to today’s power systems as expediently and equitably as possible.

Partners
  • Department of Civil and Systems Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
Press

Yury Dvorkin Becomes First External Faculty Member to Join ROSEI, ROSEI Website

ROSEI Affiliated Researcher Q&A: Dennice Gayme, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ROSEI Website

ROSEI Leadership Councilmember Profile: Benjamin Hobbs, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, ROSEI Website

Ben Hobbs Honored by Energy Systems Integration Group, ROSEI Website

Additional ROSEI Efforts on the Grid

ROSEI researchers, such as Ben Hobbs, have worked for decades to create more efficient and reliable power systems. Hobbs is considered one of the world’s leaders in using analysis and economics to improve electric utility planning, operations, and policy, and he brings this expertise to ROSEI’s growing group of researchers, which is focused on the transformation of our power systems.

ROSEI Grid Leaders

Uzi “Yury” Dvorkin

Incoming Associate Research Professor, Departments of Civil and Systems Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dennice F. Gayme

Leadership Council, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin F. Hobbs

Leadership Council, Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Enrique Mallada

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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