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2019 Annual Meeting a Success
Published: November 22, 2019

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Center’s Berk Alpay Featured in UConn Magazine
Published: October 19, 2019

Berk Alpay, a UConn honors undergraduate and 2019 Goldwater recipient, met with reporters at UConn magazine to discuss his academic interests and recent internship with the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany. Alpay works on undergraduate research with Center director, Professor Emmanouil Anagnostou. See the full story here.

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Center’s Feifei Yang Competes in AVANGRID’s Better Energy Future Innovation Challenge
Published: October 19, 2019

Eversource Energy Center’s graduate researcher Feifei Yang, joined with UConn graduate student Himaja Nagireddy, presented their research findings earlier this month at the Third Annual AVANGRID Research Forum. AVANGRID’s forum, titled “Innovation for Sustainable Development,” showcased graduate research projects from several select universities centered on clean energy and innovation. Nagireddy and Yang presented their findings […]

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Announcing our 2019 Annual Meeting
Published: October 4, 2019

Our annual meeting provides an opportunity to discuss research updates from our faculty and students, and to meet some of our Center’s Advisory Board members. Speakers include: Katie Scharf Dykes (Commissioner, CT DEEP) Anne George (Vice President of External Affair and Corporate Communications, ISO New England) Marissa Gillett (Chair, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority) Arthur House […]

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Center Director to Speak at Provost’s Distinguished Speaker Series
Published: September 27, 2019

Eversource Energy Center’s director, Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, has been invited to speak at University of Connecticut’s Provost’s Distinguished Speaker Series. His talk, titled “Probing Precipitation from Space: Key to Advancing Predictability of Storm Hazards,” will take place in the Konover Auditorium on October 9th. Information on the Provost’s Distinguished Speaker Series can be found on […]

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EEC’s Satellite-Based Flood Mapping Featured in UConn Today
Published: September 21, 2019

Director of Eversource Energy Center, Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou,spoke to the journalists at UConn Today about our ability to map flooding using satellite-based radar techniques. Flood maps are based on data from the European Space Agency and can be provided within days of a major flooding event. The full article is available at the following link: […]

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Hurricane Dorian flooding in Bahamas
Published: September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 1st, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island unleashing unprecedented destruction on the Northern Bahamas, causing at least 40 deaths. Dorian was characterized by extreme wind gusts – up to 220 mph – extensive coastal flooding – up to 20 feet storm surge – and impressive precipitation – up to 40 […]

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Center Study Shows Tree Trimming Can Reduce Power Outages 16-65%
Published: August 27, 2019

A recent study published in Electrical Power Systems Research shows regular tree trimming and vegetation management can reduce power outages during storms. This study was conducted by Center faculty members Drs. Diego Cerrai, Peter Watson, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou. By using statistical methods the group determined power outages would drop by 49% to 65%, whereas […]

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Grid Modernization Summit
Published: June 18, 2019

          When you turn on a light or power up your laptop, you might not think about the engineering marvel – the electric grid – that makes it possible. You almost certainly don’t think about the age of the existing grid and the need to move towards more modern systems. To […]

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Congratulations to Drs Bhuiyan and Cerrai!
Published: May 17, 2019

Two of our graduate students were awarded their doctorate degrees this year. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ehsan Bhuiyan and Dr. Diego Cerrai!

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Center’s Berk Alpay Awaded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Published: April 29, 2019

Berk Alpay, a student with UConn’s Eversource Energy Center, has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in scientific research. For more information, see UConn’s article on the Goldwater Scholars here.

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Eversource Center Director Given Distinguished Professorship Award
Published: April 25, 2019

The Center is proud to announce our Director, Prof. Emmanouili (Manos) Anagnostou, has received the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professorship Award. This is highest academic honor the University of Connecticut can award to faculty. Beyond Professor Anagnostou’s numerous achievements, he has directed and advised graduate students and colleagues. His leadership has fostered the Center’s growth. […]

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Dr. Anagnostou Presents at the 2019 Spring Engineering & Operations Conference
Published: March 25, 2019

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou presented the Center’s progress on recent developments and applications of our Weather-Based Outage Prediction Modeling project. The conference was hosted by the Energy Council of the Northeast in Warwick, RI from March 20th-22nd. An overview of Dr. Anagnostou’s talk can be found via the link: http://www.ecne.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=02d10526-207f-4ff4-831d-122e5d0e9d66&Home=%2fevents%2fcalendar.

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New Press Release: Does tree trimming reduce power outages?
Published: March 11, 2019

We love to stay in a warm and fully functioning house during a snowstorm. At the end of a busy day, prolonged by a cold, messy commute home, we like to take a hot shower and nestle in a cozy bed. At the same time, we adore our trees, prize our shaded driveways and roads […]

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Stormwise Featured in ‘The Day’ Article
Published: February 6, 2019

The Day Editorial Board published an article discussing how Eversource’s Stormwise group is working to reduce power grid disruption during storms through vegetation management. The full length article can be found here: https://www.theday.com/article/20190204/OP01/190209779.

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Drs. Anagnostou and Nikolopoulos Present at Google-Machine Learning Workshop in Tel Aviv
Published: January 23, 2019

Drs. Emmanouil Anagnostou and Efthymios Nikolopoulos traveled to the Google campus in Tel Aviv, Israel to present at the Google Flood Forecasting Meets Machine Learning Workshop this month. The workshop was focused on improving flood forecasting by addressing issues in available data sets and modeling processes, and applying statistical and machine learning tools to forecasting abilities.  For more […]

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Eversource Researchers Present at AGU Fall 2018 Meeting
Published: January 23, 2019

Many of our researchers traveled down to D.C. this winter to present at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU’s) Fall 2018 Meeting. This year’s meeting focused on ethics, diversity, and inclusion in the geophysical sciences. Presenters from a wide array of backgrounds and disciplines met to discuss challenges, accomplishments, and the future of geophysical sciences. Our […]

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Resilience Assessment of Overhead Power Distribution Systems under Strong Winds for Hardening Prioritization
Published: December 7, 2018

Professors Amvrossios Bagtzoglou & Wei Zhang have had their paper titled “Resilience Assessment of Overhead Power Distribution Systems under Strong Winds for Hardening Prioritization” chosen as an Editors Choice feature on the ASCE/ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty Part A page in the ASCE Library. To see this paper please click here.

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CPES Excellence in Energy Award Winner Peng Zhang
Published: November 6, 2018

CPES is thrilled to announce it is presenting two Excellence in Energy Awards at the holiday party on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Please click here for more details.

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Yan Li Honored with 2018 Rising Star Award!
Published: October 22, 2018

Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) has announced that Yan Li, a UConn Ph.D student has been awarded the 2018 rising star award for her help in shaping the energy landscape in Connecticut and the New England Region. Her work includes inventing new technologies that have significantly increased the hosting capacity of distributed energy resources! […]

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Eversource Invests an Additional $7 Million!
Published: October 9, 2018

Eversource Energy has announce that they will be investing an additional $7 million in our center to continue to lead research in the field. In particular the fund will be used to create a state-of-the-art grid simulator among other research endeavors. The work done in this center has helped to provide vital and timely science-based […]

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Prof. Peng Zhang awarded $800K by NSF to research Smart Programmable Microgrids
Published: October 4, 2018

Eversource Energy Center researcher Peng Zhang, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to research microgrids. This award comes on the heels of the Center’s revamping research to increase resilience of the present and future grid, and recognizes Prof. Peng and his team’s work […]

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Colloquium Series
Published: October 2, 2018

This semester the Eversource Energy Center will be hosting seminar series from many professionals leading innovative research in the field. for full details on the presenter, time, and location of the seminar please click on the link below! Colloquium Series

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IEEE Conference
Published: October 2, 2018

This past month the Eversource Energy Center Director Emmanouil Anagnostou was invited to speak at the IEEE Conference in Washington D.C. This conference focused on the future concerns of the transmission and retail system under deregulation. For his presentation on this topic please click on the link below. EEC-highlights_9.12.2018

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Remote Sensing and Reliability of Gas and Electrical Infrastructure Systems Workshop
Published: October 2, 2018

The “Remote Sensing and Reliability of Gas and Electrical Infrastructure Systems” workshop, hosted by the Gas Technology Institute and the Eversource Energy Center, brought together more than 60 utility representatives and experts from industry and academia. The workshop discussed how remote sensing technology can be used to improve the ability of gas and electric utilities […]

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National Challenges for Energy Pipelines Seminar
Published: August 21, 2018

Where: Alumni Center;  When: Aug 30 at 5:15-6:15pm Seminar title: “National Challenges for Energy Pipelines” Speaker: Robert Smith   The presentation and discussion will cover the importance of energy pipelines to our country and illustrate that a number of integrity challenges must be addressed in keeping these systems safe.  The presentation will also touch upon how research […]

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GTI Workshop: Remote Sensing and Reliability of Gas and Electrical Infrastructure Systems
Published: July 26, 2018

Location: Eversource Energy Center, University of Connecticut UConn-Alumni Center, 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT Date: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are coordinating a workshop to identify the state-of-the-art remote sensing research and technology for solving real-world challenges to natural gas and electrical […]

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Harnessing Data Analytics to Model Solar Energy Power Outputs
Published: July 24, 2018

  Contact Zefan Tang for additional information. Extreme Photovoltaic Power Analytics (EPVA), a method to obtain high-fidelity information for estimating extreme power output, is Zefan Tang’s response to the dire need to enhance the power distribution infrastructure in the United States. Under the supervision of Professor Peng Zhang at ECE-UConn, PhD Student Tang is designing […]

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Insights into Cyber Security Investments
Published: June 21, 2018

In today’s interconnected world, data breaches affect hundreds of millions of U.S. customers of banks and services yearly. Hacking scandals at major institutions make news because of the headaches they cause for both business stakeholders and their customers, and demand is growing for data protection technologies. To address the challenge of protecting the energy infrastructure […]

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Workshop: Grid Modernization & Distributed Energy Resources
Published: May 8, 2018

Location: University of Connecticut, Alumni House, Great Hall, 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269 Date: June 14-15, 2018 Eversource Workshop Official Announcement The Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is hosting a workshop aimed at identifying key challenges and potential solutions related to the modernization of electric grid. The focus will be on […]

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