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Faculty Forum May 19th

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Dear UConn Faculty and Industry Partners,

The Eversource Energy Center seeks to engage the multi-disciplinary expertise within the university and utility industry to further the resilience of the power grid. Funding is available for up to six $100,000 – $150,000 faculty-led pilot projects under the following five topics:

  1. Understanding the social and economic cost/benefit of Eversource’s on-going $437 million resiliency program
  2. Distributed energy resources (renewable generation, energy storage and microgrids)
  3. Cyber and physical security
  4. Vegetation Management
  5. Data and technology needs (light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and remote sensing technologies)
  6. Climate change and/or sea level rise as it poses a risk to Connecticut and utility companies

IMG_1270The Eversource Energy Center will host a Faculty Forum focused on potential research collaborations with the Center on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. The Eversource Energy Center is a utility-academic partnership between the University of Connecticut and Eversource Energy, and was established in October 2015.

We aim to fund up to six proof-of-concept projects ($100,000 – $150,000) beginning in October 2016 through December 2017. Select projects will have the opportunity to continue to multi-year projects upon completion.

This Faculty Forum will feature presentations by Eversource Energy,UConn faculty and graduate students engaged in current research projects under the umbrella of storm outage forecasting, tree and forest management, electric grid hardening and infrastructure security.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dave Wanik (dave.wanik@uconn.edu), Center Manager; Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou (manos@uconn.edu), Center Director; or, Dr. John Volin (john.volin@uconn.edu), Associate Center Director.

Published: May 12, 2016

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