power grid

WSU developing distributed apps for smart power grid

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is part of a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project to create software applications for the smart electric power grid.

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will participate in a new, five-year $28.1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) initiative to improve computer/communication networks for energy delivery systems like power grids and pipelines.

Graduate student receives top poster award

Chanda PULLMAN, Wash. – Sayonsom Chanda, a graduate student in Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was awarded a prize in the July 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society’s student poster contest. With his poster, entitled ‘Modeling and Analysis of Campus Microgrid Distribution System, Chanda received […]

Undergrad researchers succeed with smart plug work

Joey Taylor works on his summer undergraduate research project at WSU. PULLMAN, Wash. – When Joey Taylor signed up to continue his research on smart plugs this summer, the plan was to spend most of his time programming and testing the device’s ability to transfer data over power lines.   As it often goes in […]

Grant aims to increase smart grid workforce

Chen-Ching Liu, left, with students in his lab. PULLMAN, Wash. – With a dramatic need for engineers to build a smart electric power grid, the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Washington State University for scholarship support for undergraduate and master’s students in electric power engineering. The $640,000 grant will provide19 student scholarships […]

WSU researchers work to build the Smart Grid

PULLMAN — Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced $3.4 billion in grants to improve the efficiency of the electric power grid through Smart Grid technology. A group of WSU researchers in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are taking a leading role in developing new communication and control paradigms that will make […]