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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 […]

‘Innovators’ focus: Powerful ideas for energy grid

The U.S. power grid is essential to the nation’s economy. Yet disabling, sometimes devastating blackouts occur on an average of once every 13 days. Experts predict ever-increasing demands on the system will push it to the breaking point if it isn’t overhauled soon. But this geographically vast and highly interdependent electrical infrastructure could face an […]