Management and Optimization
The transmission sector and advancements is often referred to simply as the Smart Grid but in fact, it is far more complex and far reaching. The ability to isolate problems and provide service is one key aspect as is customer energy conservation. Systems will require constant feed forward transformative solutions and our functional areas of research are aimed at the development and ultimate deployment and commercialization into this market.
We will research the fundamentals and be driven by our core principles and basic research intuition but we shall be mindful that the impacts to society will be realized through the commercial deployment of technology that will improve our world. That is what our Energy and Environment Initiative seeks to ensure through marketplace outcomes.
The overriding challenges in this sector are reliability, performance, and risk mitigation. Solutions will be driven by these challenges and extend into cyber policy, inter-regional and governmental exchanges, and societal certainty of electric power supply.