A Partnership of UConn and Eversource

Eversource Energy Center

 

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About

The Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is a dynamic partnership where state-of-the-art research, technology and software are solving real-world challenges for electric customers where weather, climate and energy intersect. Through these activities, the Center is enhancing readiness and response and keeping communities energized.

Innovation Partnership Building

An artist’s rendering of the future Innovation Partnership Building to be located at the UConn Technology Park. The building will offer large, flexible laboratories and highly-specialized equipment not readily available to industry. (Image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

Science-based solutions, including high-resolution weather and outage forecasting and 3-D aerial and ground imagery  are improving the delivery of reliable power and enhanced risk management in extreme weather. This next-generation research is mitigating storm hazards, delivering improved reliability, shortening and preventing outages, and increasing the resiliency of the electric grid.

Highlights include:

Center Benefits

Our Center’s research is improving electric reliability, emergency response and cyber and physical security, and reducing and shortening outages during storms.  And it’s already proven very successful for electric utility customers and the industry as a whole.logobox

  • Leveraging the expertise of UConn’s faculty, post-doctoral and graduate researchers, and industry partners, combined with over $3 million in lab and field equipment, the Center is building the electric grid of the future, today.
  • Collaboration with federal and state agencies is advancing natural hazards, forestry, and cyber and physical security research.
  • Our storm modelling research predicts a storm’s intensity and path, enabling the pre-staging of line crews and equipment to expedite power restoration for residents, businesses and municipalities.
  • On-location research to develop storm-resilient trees is preserving the beauty of roadside forests and supporting the local wood products industry.
  • With airborne and ground-based laser technology we are developing the capacity to create a 3-D view of tree conditions and utility infrastructure to help reduce future storm hazards.
  • World-renowned scientists and researchers are seeing our Center’s activities at internationally attended industry, professional and academic conferences.

The Eversource Energy Center was formally announced at the University of Connecticut on October 14, 2015, as part of UConn’s press conference announcing their new Innovation Partnership Building, a 112,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility—the first of the UConn Tech Park—opening in 2017, providing laboratories and specialized equipment for industry scientists and entrepreneurs who will work side-by-side with UConn researchers.

Eversource Energy Center  | Address: 261 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3276, Storrs, CT 06269-3276 | E-Mail: eversourceenergycenter@uconn.edu