The electric power grid is undergoing an unprecedented transformation as a result of the growing proliferation of distributed energy resources, increased reliance on variable renewable generation, emergence of new types of loads such as electric vehicles, and more proactive customers. These sweeping changes are heightening efforts to build the Grid of the Future that is able to provide more resilient, reliable, secure, efficient and clean electricity to 21st-century customers.
Our research in KLab focuses on envisioning the grid of the future and architecting novel models on how emerging technologies can be leveraged to achieve this goal.
Microgrids/in Research, Research Showcase /by Academic Web Pages
Microgrids, as small-scale power systems with the ability of self-supply and islanding, are emerging as core components of the future power grid. There are many advantages to this technology, from increasing grid’s and customers’ reliability…
Quantum Computing/in Research, Research Showcase /by Academic Web Pages
Computation has always been central to power system management and control. As grid operations become more complex, using existing mathematics on more powerful computers is not a practical approach to address the broad new class of complexities…
Artificial Intelligence/in Research, Research Showcase /by Academic Web Pages
Electric utilities have invested heavily in monitoring and measurement infrastructure in the past decade to enable improved grid visibility and enhanced control functionalities. This has made data the epicenter of modern decision-making in power systems.
Blockchain/in Research, Research Showcase /by Academic Web Pages
Rapid advances in distribution networks and the growing proliferation of distributed energy resources call for advanced management frameworks that support peer-to-peer communications while being fast, scalable, and secure.