The Resilient Electric Grid Consortium of North America


Electricity is the lifeblood of our modern society, with even brief outages being costly and the consequences of a large-scale, long duration power outage catastrophic. We are amid a massive change in our energy infrastructure as we move towards pollution-free electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. It is an exciting time, yet there are also many challenges to achieving this vision, particularly associated with the resiliency of our electric grids and in ensuring that the changes benefit all Americans including those from underserved communities. To address this need, the initiative of the Resilient Electric Grid Consortium of North America (RECON) lead by Dr. Thomas Overbye (Professor, Texas A&M University) brings together a diverse group of universities and a national lab from across the continent to help our society make this transition.


  • On April 28, 2023 an Energy and Power Research Day will be held at Texas A&M to showcase research projects and to facilitate discussions with industry. It will include an industry workshop of the DOE project titled “Physics-Aware and AI-Enabled Cyber-Physical Intrusion Response for the Power Grid“ for developing a scalable cyber-physical optimal response engine (SCORE).  More >
  • Registration is open for the NSF Workshop on “Cyber-enabled Infrastructure to Support Carbon-neutral Electricity and Mobility” to be held at Texas A&M University on April 24-25, 2023. Chair: Le Xie, Ph.D. (TAMU). More >
  • RECON collaborator Zhihua Qu, Ph.D. (UCF) and his collaborators were awarded 1 million dollar DOE grant from the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) Funding Program. More >
  • RECON collaborator Zhihua Qu, Ph.D. (UCF) and his collaborators received NSF funding to design resilience hub at UCF’s Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Cluster. More >
  • The next RECON Symposium (RECONS 2023) is planned to be at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, in November 2023. Please check back for more information on this event later.
  • RECON hosted the Resilient Electric Grid Consortium of North America Symposium (RECONS 2022) in person on November 17, 2022, at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center (SGC) facility in Bryan, TX.  This event included presentations from leading researchers, and the opportunity to experience the best-in-class interactive electric grid resiliency simulations in the SGC control room lab. More >
  • Talk titled “Enhancing the Resilience and Sustainability of Electric Grids” was presented by Tom Overbye, Ph.D. (TAMU) at IEEE Central Tennessee Section, Nashville, TN, on October 21, 2022. Presentation slides >

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