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Research Milestones & Results (Spring 2017)
Published: May 26, 2017

The Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut hosted its biannual Research Forum on April 27, 2017, with all Center researchers and Eversource Energy technical leads. The stars of the event were 12 Center-funded research projects spanning electric grid hardening, storm outage forecasting, climate change and flooding, grid resilience and tree and forest management. […]

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Storm Forecasting

Plymouth State, Eversource Partner for Outage Prediction
Published: May 4, 2017

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Plymouth State University is partnering with Eversource to develop a power outage prediction model to predict when storms will strike and the extent of the damage they may cause. The new research partnership connects Plymouth State to the Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut. Plymouth State offers the only […]

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Eversource, UConn stepping up outage prediction tech
Published: May 11, 2016

(Smart Grid News) The University of Connecticut (UConn), Eversource Energy, and Schneider Electric have entered into a partnership to combine the companies’ storm outage prediction technology to create a single, more precise, and accurate model. UConn’s unique analytics model will be integrated into Schneider’s WeatherSentry Online (WSO) platform, enabling utilities to better understand the expected impacts of […]

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Schneider Electric, the University of Connecticut and Eversource Energy partnering to bring innovative storm damage modeling capabilities to broader utility industry
Published: May 10, 2016

(Electric Energy Online)  “We are excited to see the world-class research from our UConn team expand into the market,” said UConn Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mun Choi. “We are confident that the utility industry throughout the country will see this technology as an opportunity to leverage their outage and infrastructure data […]

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Innovation Partnership Building

Eversource Energy Center at UConn
Published: February 10, 2016

The Eversource Energy Center will lead the industry to innovate and develop new technologies and science-based solutions to ensure the delivery of reliable power and enhanced risk management associated with extreme weather. Through research and teaching, the Center will advance the next generation of storm damage forecasting, best practices for healthy and storm-resistant forest design […]

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New Storm Preparation Center Pairs UConn, Power Company
Published: November 8, 2015

(Hartford Courant) Two days before Superstorm Sandy struck Connecticut in 2012,UConn scientists fed measurements from the storm and historical data from others into a computer model they developed and forecast where the most damage and power outages would occur. Their forecast was very accurate in predicting both the scope and the location of the outages: The […]

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Trees removed in North Haven to prevent power outages being replaced
Published: August 5, 2015

(New Haven Register)  The town of North Haven is partnering with the University of Connecticut’s Extension of Forestry Program to repopulate trees removed due to their perceived propensity to cause power outages during storms. The collaboration comes as The United Illuminating Co. is in the midst of its vegetation program that calls for the removal […]

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Field Visits

UConn program’s goal is managing forest growth near power lines
Published: July 30, 2014

(The Day) Connecticut’s miles of tree-lined roads are for many residents a favorite feature of the state’s landscape, and Thomas Worthley agrees these shady corridors are beautiful. But, he believes, a developed place like Connecticut shouldn’t continue to coexist with so much forest without managing it wisely. “The untended forest tends to grow in very densely, […]

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Damage Prediction Model Improves Storm Response
Published: May 8, 2014

(T&D World) In 2011, the Connecticut Light and Power Co. (CL&P), a Northeast Utilities company, was ravaged by the two largest storms in the company’s nearly 100-year history. Tropical Storm Irene in August and the October snowstorm occurred less than 10 weeks apart and caused a combined 1.5 million customer outages in Connecticut. The incidents […]

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Forecasting Where Wind, Precipitation Will Disrupt The Electrical Grid
Published: May 3, 2014

(Hartford Courant) A new weather model is being used to show where a severe storm is mostly likely to damage the electrical grid in Connecticut. The system is a collaboration between the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Light & Power. A team of UConn environmental engineers overlaid weather forecasting data of wind and precipitation with CL&P data […]

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