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Research Milestones & Results (Spring 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.

The Forum included dynamic visual displays and discussions with researchers on their findings and the benefits for electric grid reliability and performance. Each presentation is included below.

  1. Tree Sway in Northern Deciduous Forests: Understanding Tree Responses to Wind Exposure Along our Wooded Roadsides
  2. A New Era in Outage Modeling: Towards Ensemble Multi-Model Outage Predictions
  3. Structural Resiliency Assessment of a Single-Circuit Overhead Distribution System Under Extreme Wind
  4. People, Trees and Power: Human Dimensions of Roadside Tree Management to Reduce Power Outages
  5. Monitoring Utility Infrastructure with Remote Sensing and Structural Integrity Analysis
  6. Evaluation of Substation Vulnerability of Flooding in Current and Climate Change Scenarios
  7. Stormwise Roadside Forest Management Demonstrations: Harvesting Techniques and Wood Product Value
  8. Weather Forecasting for Power Outage Prediction

Published: May 26, 2017

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