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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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World-Renowned Meteorologist Urges Engineers to Include the Human Factor in Climate Change Solutions
Published: May 8, 2018

Scientists and engineers must take greater account of human perspectives in their projections if society is to avoid collapse from climate change, a prominent meteorologist and professor of atmospheric and oceanic science recently told UConn engineering students and faculty. The April 13 visit of the University of Maryland’s Distinguished Professor Eugenia Kalnay was co-sponsored by […]

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Voices from the ground: Exploring Wood Recovery Opportunities
Published: April 26, 2018

  More Information Can Be Found on the Stormwise Site.  Contact Danielle Kloster and Anita Morzillo for additional resources or information.   In traditional tree cutting routines, logs are removed and sent to waste management. Ideally, a wood recovery initiative would sell the logs to wood companies with sufficient revenue to pay for the costs of […]

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Administrative Services Assistant 3 (UCP 4)
Published: March 29, 2018

The Eversource Energy Center is seeking applicants for the position of Administrative Services Assistant 3, UCP 4. This is a 12-month, full-time appointment. The successful candidate will serve as a point of contact for the Eversource Energy Center and will perform administrative and financial functions for the Center with funding from private, state, federal grant […]

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How Do Precipitation Error Characteristics Affect The Simulation of Streamflow
Published: March 20, 2018

The hydrologic application of precipitation estimation from remote sensing is a promising way to assess streamflow variability and its downstream impact for ungauged basins. Compared to conventional ground-based observational networks (i.e., rain gauge, meteorology station, weather radar), satellite remote sensing is uninhibited by terrain and can provide consistent precipitation measurement at fine space-time resolution (as […]

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Predicting Flood Hazards in Post-Fire Areas of Southern California
Published: January 13, 2018

Led by Professor Efthymios Nikolopoulos, researchers at the Eversource Energy Center are working on an early warning system that can predict when and where devastating flash flood events will take place. In the wake of the recent wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and incinerated hundreds of thousands of acres in Southern California, the region […]

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Eversource Energy Center Second Annual Workshop
Published: December 15, 2017

Eversource Energy Center hosts second annual workshop with leading regulatory and industry partners Our Eversource Energy Center, a unique university-energy company partnership, marked a significant milestone with its second annual signature workshop held November 17, 2017, at the University of Connecticut. Over 100 guests participated in the event, with keynote talks from the Electric Power […]

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November 3rd, 2017 Seminar: “Natural Hazard Research at the National Science Foundation” with Dr. Kishor Mehta (Texas Tech University)
Published: October 20, 2017

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October 16th, 2017 Seminar: “Security and Resiliency of the Power Grid” with Dr. Chen-Ching Liu (Washington State University)
Published: September 22, 2017

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Historic 2017 Hurricane Season for Texas and Florida
Published: September 11, 2017

For the first time in our nation’s history, two hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) devastated inland and coastal areas, prompting an all-hands emergency management and community response for rescue, assessment and restoration. At the writing of this news story, over 5.8 million customers were without power across the southeast in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Long […]

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