Projects

 

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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:

  • “Strategic Holistic Framework for Intrusion Prevention Using Multi-modal Data in Power Systems (SHIELD)”, PI: M. Ismail (TN Tech), Co PIs: K. Davis, T. Overbye (ECE, TAMU); NSF Award, $375,000, 3 years, starting on September 2022
  • Physics-Aware and AI-Enabled Cyber-Physical Intrusion Response for the Power Grid“, PI: K. Davis (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: A. Goulart (ET&ID, TAMU), S. Zonouz (ECE, ), R. Berthier (Network Perception), R. Bobba (EECS, OSU), S. Mohan (GWU), J. Camilleri (PSC Consulting), H. Balouz (EPE); DOE award, $1,997,921, 3 years, starting in September 2022.
  • Advanced Learning for Energy Risk Tracking”,  PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Z. Obradovic (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA), A. Brown (ECON, TAMU), P. Pavlou (Bauer University of Houston), R. Enriquez (UTSA Policy Studies Center), NSF award, $1,498,793.00, 4 years, starting in September 2022.
  • “Study the Use of the Eastern Interconnect to Provide Frequency Support During ERCOT Black Start Procedures”, PI: T. Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) award, $25,000, 1 year, started on April 4, 2022.
  • “Enhanced Electromagnetic Disturbance Modeling”, PI: T. Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Adam Birchfield and Kate Davis (ECE, TAMU), DOE through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, $750,000, 3 years, started on February 1, 2022.
  • “Grid Optimization (GO) Challenge 3, Competition Support, PI: T. Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Co-PI: Adam Birchfield (ECE, TAMU), DOE through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, $405,450, 1 year and 5 months started on January 31, 2022.
  • “HEMP Transmission Consequence Model”, PI: T. Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Co-PI: Adam Birchfield (ECE, TAMU), DOE through Sandia National Lab, $150,000, 3 years, started on November 11, 2021.
  • SRS RN: Sustainable Transportation Electrification for an Equitable and Resilient Society (STEERS)”, PI: Thomas Overbye, Ph.D. (Professor, ECE, Director of TEES SGC), NSF Planning award, $150,000, 1 year, starting in January 2022.
  • CPS: Medium: Real-time Learning and Control of Stochastic Nanostructure Growth Process Through in Situ Dynamic Imaging”, PI: Yu Ding, Industrial and Systems Engineering. Co-PIs: Jiang Hu and P.R. Kumar, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Sarbajit Banerjee, Chemical Engineering, NSF Award, $1,215,737, 3 years, started in January 2021.
  • 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), DOE, $4.4M, 4 years, started in November 2019.
  • 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, 2022.
  • Electric Grid Test Case Repository can be viewed here.
  • Projects at Smart Grid Center-Qatar can be viewed here.

Completed Projects:

  • “Generating Value from Detailed, Realistic Synthetic Electric Grids”, PI: T.s Overbye (ECE, TAMU), Co PIs: K. Davis (TAMU), L. Roald and B. Lesieutre (Univ. Wisconsin), PSERC, $220,000, 2 years, started on July 1, 2022.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • 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. 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>
  • “Development of a Grid of the Future“, PIs: Anjan Bose (WSU) and Thomas Overbye, (ECE, TAMU), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) project, $39,999, 1 year, started in August 2019. White Paper; Symposium.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “IoT and Demand Response Impact on Energy Efficiency”, PI: Le Xie (ECE, TAMU), Smart Grid Center project, $40,000, 1 year, 1 Dec. 2019 – 31 Dec. 2020.
  • “Large Scale Data Analytics for Air Conditioning Systems,” PI:Rasmussen, B., Hu, X., Sponsored by Trane, $541,104 ($352,561 Rasmussen), 1 Sept. 2017 – 31 Dec. 2019.
  • Rasmussen, B., “Distributed Model Predictive Control for Building Energy Systems,” National Science Foundation – Civil and Mechanical Systems – Sensors, Dynamics, and Control Program, $325,000, 1 Sept. 2016 – 31 Aug. 2019.
  • Timing Intrusion Management Ensuring Resiliency (TIMER), PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: A. Sprintson (ECE, TAMU), J.-C. (Steve) Liu (CSE, TAMU), Electric Power Group (EPG), 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, 4 years, October 2016. News >
  • 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, 4 years, September 1, 2016-2020. More info>
  • 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, 4 years, September 2016. SGC News > ECE News> More>.
  • Online Resilience Support System for Cyber-Physical Situational Awareness”, PI: Katherine Davis (ECE, TAMU),  Marcus Holzinger (Georgia Institute of Technology), The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants, $60K, 1 year, February 2018.
  • RAPID: Powering Through the Hurricane: Self-Organizing Power Electronics Intelligence at the Network EdgePI: L. Xie (ECE, TAMU), Co-PIs: Prasad Enjeti (ECE, TAMU), P.R. Kumar (ECE, TAMU), NSF Award, $60K, 1 year, October 2017.
  • 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.
  • “Vegetation Management Risk Model”, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), CenterPoint Energy funded project with total cost of $102,000.00, 1.25 year, February 2016.
  • “Hydrodesulfurization of Heavy Oils”, PI: J. Seminario (CHEN TAMU), Partner: D. Galvan (UNAM, Mexico), TAMU-CONACYT, $24K, 1 year. For more information, contact >
  • 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.
  • “Physical and Cyber Infrastructure to Support the Future Grid”, an Executive Forum and Workshop Held on May 4-5, 2015, PI: M. Kezunovic (Texas A&M University), Co-PIs: J. Caspary (Southwest Power Pool), F. Flygt (American Transmission Co.), G. Gross (Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), W. Jewell (Wichita State Univ.), M.J. Mousavi (ABB), D. Ray (PSERC), NSF-PSERC, $30K, 1 year, January 2015. Announcement >   Final Report > Read more>
  • Energy Cyber-Physical Systems Experimental Open-Source Ecosystem (EXPOSE) for Synchrophasor Research,  PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE), Co-PIs: C. Singh (ECE), P.R. Kumar (ECE), E. Moreno-Centeno (ISE), A. Sprintson (ECE), R Stoleru (CSE), L. Xie (ECE), TAMU-TEES award, $100K, 2 years, September 2014.
  • “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 >
  • “Big Data Enabled Proactive Alarm Management of Power Control Equipment”, PI: Y. Ding (ISE), Co-PIs: E. Moreno-Centeno (ISE), P.R. Kumar (ECE), N. Reddy (ECE), B. Mallick (Stat), J. Huang (Stat), TAMU-TEES award, $150K, 2 years, August 2014. For more information, contact >
  • Development of Advanced Open-Source PMU/PDC Lab and Applications with Synchronized Data Obtained from Simulation and Actual Power Network,  PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE), Co-PI: G. Taranto (COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), $50K, 2 years, July 2014.
  • “High-Sensitivity, Coherent Digitizer for Pulse-Doppler Radar Applications”, PI: J. Silva-Martinez (ECE TAMU), Co-PI: A. Karsilayan (ECE TAMU), Sandia National Laboratories, $50K, 1 year, July 2014. For more information, contact >
  • The Use of Big Data for Outage Management in Distribution Systems, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), Partners: University of Tennessee, NSF subaward, $75,238, 1 year. For more information, contact >
  • Reliability Assessment and Modeling of Cyber Enabled Power Systems with Renewable Sources and Energy Storage, PI: C. Singh (ECE TAMU), Co-PIs: V. Aravinthan (Wichita State University), A. Sprintson (ECE TAMU), NSF PSERC, $110K, 2 years, June 2014.
  • New Operation Tools for Improving Flexibility and Reliability of Systems with Variable Resources and Storage Devices, PI: A. Sun (GaTech), Co-PIs: L. Xie (ECE TAMU), S. Meliopoulos (GaTech), NSF PSERC, $70K, 2 years, June 2014.
  • 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 >
  • Towards Standards for Dynamics in Electric Energy Systems, PI: M. Ilic (Carnegie Melon), Co-PIs: L. Xie (ECE TAMU), V. Vittal (Arizona State University), NSF PSERC, $70K, 2 years, June 2013.
  • Systematic Integration of Large Data Sets for Improved Decision-Making PI: M. Kezunovic, Co-PIs: L. Xie (ECE TAMU), S. Grijalva (GaTech), NSF PSERC award, $210K, 2 years, June 2013. Final Report >
  • “First Principles Modeling of SEI Formation on Bare and Surface/Additive Modified Silicon Anode”, PI: P. Balbuena (CHEN TAMU), Co-PI: J. Seminario (CHEN TAMU), DOE-EERE, $750K, 4 years, April 2013. For more information, contact >
  • “Development of Nanosensors”, PI: J. Seminario (CHEN TAMU), Partner: M. Kaminski (ANL), DOE-Argon National Lab, $~200K, 3 years, September 2012. For more information, contact >
  • “Electricity and Transportation Infrastructure Using EVs”, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), Co-PIs: R. Baldick (UT Austin), S. Meliopoulos (GaTech), NSF CORBI EV-TEC Award, $160K, 2 years, Aug 2012, contact >.
  • “Robust Adaptive Topology Control”,  PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), Co-PIs: S. Oren (Berkeley), K. Hardeman (Arizona State University), E. Moreno-Centeno (ISE TAMU), A. Sprintson (ECE TAMU), G. Huang (ECE TAMU), J. Stewart (LLNL), J. Stoval (ORNL), R. Robertson (GPA), D.J. Lowe (TVA), S. Ayyorgun (Telcordia), DOE ARPA-E GENI award, total value over $5.5M, 3 years, March 1, 2012. Read More>
  • “Smart Grid Education for Students and Professionals”, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), Co-PIs: S. Meliopoulos (GaTech), V. Vittal (Arizona State University), M. Venkatasubramanian (Washington State University), A. Sprintson (ECE TAMU), DOE Award for PSERC Collaborative Research, $140K, 2 years, March 2011.  For more information, contact >
  • “Hierarchical Coordinated Protection of the Smart Grid with High Penetration of Renewable Resources”, PI: M. Kezunovic (ECE TAMU), DOE Award for PSERC Collaborative Research, $210K, 2 years, March 2011.  For more information, contact >