Department of Energy (DOE) announced an award of $7.5 million for a joint U.S.-India five-year project that will help advance the development of the power grid. The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and industry partners will match DOE’s commitment, bringing the total commitment to $30 million.
The U.S.-India collAborative for smart diStribution System wIth STorage (UI-ASSIST) was selected as the new consortia for Smart Grid and Energy Storage under the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). Together with their counterparts in India, the center will conduct research and deploy new smart grid and energy storage technologies that will modernize the grids of both nations to make them “smarter,” while increasing resilience and reliability.
PI: Dr. Anurag K Srivastava (Associate Professor, Washington State University, Director, Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab (SGDRIL))
Co-PIs: Dr. Mladen Kezunovic (Regents Professor, Texas A&M University, Director, Smart Grid Center), Dr. Chanan Singh (Regents Professor, Texas A&M University), Dr. Miroslav Begovic (Department Head & Professor, Texas A&M University), Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy (Senior Research Scientist, MIT), Dr. Rob Hovsapian (Department Manager, Power and Energy Systems LRM – EERE Water Power Technologies, Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory), Dr. Kevin Davies (Assistant Researcher, Hawaii National Energy Institute), Dr. Ahmed Saber (Principal Power Engineer, Manager of Smart Power System Optimization Dept. (R&D) at ETAP), Dr. Devendra Vishwakarma (Senior Product Manager- GE Energy Solutions), Dr. Mani Venkata (Scientist / Director of Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems at Alstom Grid Inc.)
Original DOE news post can be viewed here.
The news posted at The Eagle can be viewed here.