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Registration Opens for Energy & Power Research Day to Be Held on April 23, 2024

The next Energy & Power Research Day will be held in person at the Center for Infrastructure (CIR) on RELLIS campus on April 23, 2024. It will include presentations on current projects, demonstrations, and networking with industry. Sponsors of the event are the Smart Grid Center (SGC) of Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the

Short Course “Primer on the Planning and Operation of Large-Scale Electric Grids” Will Be Held in Person Again at TAMUS on June 25-27, 2024

Electricity is the lifeblood of our modern society, and for most this electricity is supplied by large-scale, interconnected electric grids.  Engineered as the ultimate in plug-and-play convenience, the wall outlet is actually the gateway to the world’s largest and most complex machine.  The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction for those

SGC Advisory Board Meeting Held on March 18, 2024

The 24th meeting of the Advisory Board of the TEES Smart Grid Center was hosted in person at Center for Infrastructure Renewal on the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, on March 18, 2024. Prior to the business meeting, demonstrations took place at the SGC Control Room Lab and the newly opened Grid Interactions Research Facility

Visualization of the Impact of the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on US PV Generation

On April 8, 2024 North America will experience a total solar eclipse that will pass over areas with high levels of solar generation. For the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, visualization of its impact on US photovoltaic (PV) generation was simulated and presented by Dr. Thomas Overbye (Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas

Short Course on Fundamentals of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Has Been Postponed to Fall 2024

This course covers the basics of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Starting with the solar resource, we will learn about how photovoltaic energy conversion is used to produce electric power. The course will highlight the photoelectric effect, how we model the electrical characteristics of PV cells, environmental conditions that effect the operation and performance of the

Completed Short Course “Introduction of Artificial Intelligence in Power Systems” Held in Person at TAMU on March 4-6, 2024

The course is designed to provide state-of-the-art introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that is tailored for power engineering applications. The electricity industry is transforming itself from a hierarchical, passive, and sparsely-sensed engineering system into a flat, active, and ubiquitously-sensed cyber-physical system. The emerging multi-scale data from synchrophasors, smart meters, weather, and electricity

Webinar on 2/28/2024: Opportunities for Scalable Cyber-Physical Optimal Response in Power Systems

Kate Davis, Ph.D., P.E. (Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University; Assistant Director for Education, TEES Smart Grid Center) will present the webinar titled “Opportunities for Scalable Cyber-Physical Optimal Response in Power Systems” at 3 P.M. CST on February 28, 2024. Abstract Power systems are cyber-physical critical infrastructure with interdependent electrical and communications

Electric Grid Dynamics and Stability Short Course Was Held in Person at TAMUS on April 9-11, 2024

The goal of this course is to present how issues associated with the dynamics and stability affect the design and operation of large-scale electric grids. The analysis of electric grids is often divided into issues that affect their steady-state operations and issues that affect their dynamics and ultimate stability. Steady-state issues, such as power flow,

Completed Short Course “Fundamentals of Electric Transmission Planning” Held in Person at TAMUS on March 19-21, 2024

High voltage electric grids are some of the world’s most complex machines, whose present high levels of reliability have been achieved through careful planning. The purpose of this three-day short course is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the processes used in doing this planning. The course philosophy is to provide a practical, hands-on approach

Short Course “Energizing Electric Grid Analysis with PowerWorld Simulator” to be Held in Person at TAMUS Was Postponed to April 30-May 2, 2024

The design and operation of large-scale electric grid requires a variety of different engineering studies and simulations. With the rapid grid transitions over the last several years, including the addition of large amounts of renewable and distributed resources, doing this analysis requires leveraging state-of-the-art engineering tools. The purpose of this 21 hour short course is