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:

  • Distributed Generation and Its Impact on Market and Protection“, PI: Le Xie (ECE, TAMU), Co-PI: Dileep Kalathil, Miroslav Begovic (ECE, TAMU), 2-year Smart Grid Center membership project, $40,000/year, Year 1 started in January 2021.
  • “Harmonized Automatic Relay Mitigation”, PI: Thomas Overbye, Co-PI: Katherine Davis, Sandia National Laboratories, $150,000, 2 years, started in October, 2020.
  • Secure Monitoring and Control of Solar PV Systems through Dynamic Watermarking“, PI: Le Xie, Co-PIs: P.R. Kumar, Prasad Enjeti (ECE, TAMU), Nov 2019.
  • “Development of a Grid of the Future“, PI: Thomas Overbye, (ECE, TAMU), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) project, $39,999, 1 year, started in August 2019.
  • “Building Highly Detailed Synthetic Grids”, extension, PI: Thomas Overbye, Co-PI: Komal Shetye (ECE, TAMU), DOE ARPA-E project through PNNL, $420,000, 1.5 years, started in April 2020.
  • “The Impact of Customer Owned Battery Energy Storage on the Grid Operation”, PI: Miroslav Begovic, Co-PI: Chanan Singh (ECE, TAMU), Smart Grid Center membership project, $40,000, 1 year, started in December 2019.
  • “Application of Deep Learning for Electric Grid Problems”, PI: B.D. Russell, Co-PIs: Carl Benner, Thomas Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Smart Grid Center membership project, $40,000, 1 year, started in December 2019.
  • “Application of Texas A&M Electric Grid Control Center Testbed”, PI: Thomas Overbye, Co-PI: Kathrine Davis (ECE, TAMU), Smart Grid Center membership project, $40,000, 1 year, started in December 2019. It was awarded for Year 2 and extended until December 2021.
  • “Predictive Outage and Asset Management Decision-making Tool Assisting Distribution Operators, PI: Mladen Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Smart Grid Center membership project, $120,000, 2 years, started in December 2019.
  • “Big Data Synchrophasor Monitoring and Analytics for Resiliency Tracking (BDSMART),” PI: Mladen Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Zoran Obradovic (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA); Yi Hu (Quanta Technology), Rachna Handa (OSIsoft);  National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of DOE Award $1,000,000, 1.5 years, started in July 2019.
  • Deep Cyber-Physical Situational Awareness for Energy Systems: A Secure Foundation for Next-Generation Energy Management,” PI: Katherine Davis (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Thomas Overbye (ECE, TAMU),  Daniel Ragsdale (CSE, TAMU), Ana Goulart (ET&ID, TAMU), Saman Zonouz (Security LLC), Eric Vurgin and Shamina Hossain-McKenzie (Sandia National Laboratories), James O’Brien (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories), Mark Rice (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories), and Edmond Rogers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), DOE Award $2,745,830, 3 years, started in October 2018.
  • Cyber-Physical Resilient Energy Systems (CyPRES) funded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in total value of $2,745,830, 3 years started on October 1, 2018 – 2021. More info>
  • DEFENDA-Deep Learning-based Detection of Stealth False Data Injection Attacks“, PI: Katherine Davis (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Erchin Serpedin (ECE, TAMU) and Thomas Overbye (ECE, TAMU), National Science Foundation (NSF), $360K, 3 years, started in September 2018.
  • 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.), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project, total project cost $30,000,000, 5 years, started on October 2, 2017. More info>
  • Study of the Impact of Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Events on the Entergy System Associated with NERC TPL-007.1“, PI: Overbye, T. (ECE TAMU), Sponsored by Entergy Services LLC., 1 June 2017 – 31 December, 2020.
  • Electric Grid Test Case Repository can be viewed here.
  • Projects at Smart Grid Center-Qatar can be viewed here.

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