CURENT NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center Overview
CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that is jointly supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) and the DoE (Department of Energy). The Center’s vision is a nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is fully monitored and dynamically controlled in real-time for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better accommodation of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load. In addition, the Center has workforce development and outreach missions, and envisions a new generation of electric power and energy systems engineering leaders with global perspectives and diverse backgrounds. CURENT is a collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Partner institutions include Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Tuskegee University. In this webinar, Director of CURENT, Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, will provide an overview of CURENT’s research areas and programs, specifically emphasizing areas of interest to NM SMART Grid Center team members.