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.
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.
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.
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.