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Power-grid experts gather March 8-10
February 1, 2016

power-conferenceSPOKANE, Wash. – Hundreds of power and energy industry experts and visionaries will participate in the “Intelligence behind Smart Grids” conference March 8-10 at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Wash.

WSU developing distributed apps for smart power grid
December 1, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

srivastava-a-2011PULLMAN, 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.

State advances as hotbed of energy innovation
November 2, 2015

Energy-Systems-Innovation-CenterPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is a partner in a grant to research, develop and demonstrate technologies to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy use.

WSU to help improve cyber security in energy delivery
October 12, 2015

Carl-HauserPULLMAN, 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.

Sept. 7-9: Power symposium highlights stability, security
September 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

power-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – As a longstanding leader in power engineering research, Washington State University will host the North American Power Symposium Sept. 7-9 in the Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman campus.

Rock Doc column: Behind the hum of electrical power
June 19, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Think about the most complicated machine you’ve dealt with in the past year. Was it a beeping monitor tethered to a high-tech device in an emergency room? Or was it a superfast computer you used at work?

Graduate student receives top poster award
August 20, 2013

Sayonsom Chanda, WSU electrical engineering

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 a third place award in the graduate student category at the society’s general meeting in Vancouver, B.C. A total of 193 student posters were accepted for the competition.

Originally from Calcutta, India, Chanda received a bachelor’s degree … » More …

Undergrad researchers succeed with smart plug work
August 12, 2013

smart plug research

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 research, however, he ended up spending about two months reverse engineering the plug he was given to test.
 
“Figuring out how the plug worked was … well … an event,” said Taylor, a junior in … » More …

Grant aims to increase smart grid workforce
July 22, 2013

Liu lab

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 per year over the next five years.

“There is a great national need for well-educated employees who have the necessary skills to work on what is described as the smart grid,’’ said project leader Chen-Ching Liu, Boeing distinguished professor of electrical engineering and … » More …

WSU researchers work to build the Smart Grid
October 30, 2009

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 the smart electric power grid a reality.

The researchers, including power engineering professors Anjan Bose and Mani Venkatsubramanian and computer science professors David Bakken and Carl Hauser, have been closely collaborating for more than a decade in the area of smart grid technologies. The group’s research aims to exploit computation … » More …