Focus on Strategic Projects:

  • Big Data, particularly integration framework of GIS and GPS;
  • Synchrophasors and synchronized sampling technology for T&D applications;
  • Flexible loads, including on-site and distributed generation, and energy storage;
  • Renewables forecast with focus on solar and wind generation at different scales;
  • Future whole sale ancillary service products and retail market participation strategies;
  • Predictive control and protection with real-time and operations planning implementations;
  • Cyber-physical security with emphasis in interactions between different critical infrastructures.

Current Projects:

  • “US-India Collaborative for Smart Distribution System with Storage (UI-ASSIST)”, PI: Anurag K Srivastava (Associate Professor, Washington State University, Director, Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL)), Co-PIs: Mladen Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Anuradha Annaswamy (MIT), Rob Hovsapian (Idaho National Laboratory), Kevin Davies (Hawaii National Energy Institute), Ahmed Saber (ETAP), Devendra Vishwakarma (GE Energy Solutions), Mani Venkata (Alstom Grid Inc.), total project cost $30,000,000, 2017-2022. More info>
  • Scalable Decision Model to Achieve Local and Regional Resilience of Interdependent Critical Infrastructure Systems and Communities“, PI: Walter Gillis Peacock (Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center), Co-PIs: Nathanael Rosenheim (Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center and Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning), Dan Goldberg (Geography), NSF (CRISP Type 2) sponsored project, $2,500,000, 2016-2020. More info>
  • Timing Intrusion Management Ensuring Resiliency (TIMER), PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: A. Sprintson (ECE, TAMU), J.-C. (Steve) Liu (CSE, TAMU), J. Giri and M. Parashar (GE Grid Solutions), M. Papic (Idaho Power Company), C. Bonebrake, J. Dagle, M. Mylrea, M. Rice, and P. Skare (Pacific Northwest National Lab), DOE sponsored project with total cost of $4,429,451, 3 years, October 2016. News >
  • Smart Grids Big Data (SGBD), PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: P.R. Kumar and L. Xie (ECE, TAMU), D. Da Silva (CSE, TAMU), S. Grijalva (ECE, GaTech), Z. Obradovic (Data Analytics Center, Temple University) total award $1,000,000 by NSF, 3 years, September 2016. SGC News > ECE News> More>.
  • Microgrid Interconnections Control via Voltage Angle Droop Methods, PI: L. Xie (ECE, TAMU), Co-PI: Prasad Enjeti (ECE, TAMU), NSF Award, $400K, 3 years, August 2016.
  • “Integration of Solar Generation and Electrical Vehicles into the Smart Grid”, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: H. Abu-Rub and M. Trabelsi (TAMU-Qatar) funded by Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), $780,211, 3 years, February 2016.
  • Life-Cycle Management of Mission-Critical Systems through Certification, Commissioning, In-Service Maintenance, Remote Testing, and Risk Management, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Sakis Meliopoulos (ECE, Georgia Tech), Thomas Overbye (ECE, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign), David Bakken (EECS, Washington State University), Anurag Srivastava (EECS, Washington State University), PSERC award, $1.2M, 3  years, July 2015.
  • “GOALI: Power-efficient, High Resolution, Analog-to-Digital Converter for Broadband Applications”, PI: J. Silva-Martinez (ECE TAMU), NSF, $350K, 3 years, August 2014. For more information, contact >
  • “Addressing Internal “Shuttle” Effect: Electrolyte Design and Cathode Morphology Evolution in Li-S Batteries”, PI: P. Balbuena (CHEN TAMU), Co-PI: P. Mukherjee (MEEN TAMU), Partner: V. Pol (Purdue University), DOE-EERE, $990K, 3 years, August 2014. For more information, contact >
  • Coupon Incentive-Based Risk Aware Demand Response in Smart Grid, PI: P. Varaiya (Berkeley), L. Xie (ECE TAMU), Co-PI: E. Nikolova (CS TAMU), NSF Cyber SEES, $333K, 4 years, October 2013.
  • “Sustainable Transition of European Energy Markets – STEEM”, PI: A. Johnson (ISE TAMU), Aalto University Energy Research Initiative, $50K, 4 years, 2013. For more information, contact >
  • Projects at Smart Grid Center-Qatar can be viewed here

Completed Projects:

 Project Presentations at Smart Grid Workshops: