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Building tools to protect America’s power grid

By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December. » More …

March 10: Energy summit a glimpse of future smart grid

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

ESICSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers and industry leaders from around the U.S. will gather in Spokane this week for a glimpse of the future smart electric power grid. » More …

Power-grid experts gather March 8-10

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. » More …

WSU developing distributed apps for smart power grid

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. » More …

State advances as hotbed of energy innovation

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. » More …

State, federal representatives participate in energy summit

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University hosted its inaugural energy summit April 2 with a focus on storage technologies, one of the most critical challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the electric power grid. » More …

Grant funds ‘smart city’ power grid lab at WSU

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Liu-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive “smart city” laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. » More …

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

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. » More …

Rock Doc column: Behind the hum of electrical power

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? » More …