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Webinar on 6/18/2024: Exploring the Capabilities and Limitations of Large Language Models in the Electric Energy Sector

Large Language Models (LLMs) as chatbots have drawn remarkable attention thanks to their versatile capability in natural language processing as well as in a wide range of tasks. While there has been great enthusiasm towards adopting such foundational model-based artificial intelligence tools in all sectors possible, the capabilities and limitations of such LLMs in improving

Second Annual Student Workshop of Strategic Holistic Intrusion Defense in Power Systems (SHIELD) Project

The second annual student workshop of the research project “Strategic Holistic Framework for Intrusion Prevention Using Multi-model Data in Power Systems (SHIELD)” (PI: Ismail Muhammad, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) was held at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR) of Texas A&M University System (TEES) on May

Energy & Power Research Day on April 23, 2024

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

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 and September 10-12, 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