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Hurricane Henri Outage Forecast
Published: August 21, 2021

OPM prediction: August 22nd, 2021 Hurricane Henri Outage Prediction Modeling group Eversource Energy Center University of Connecticut Fourth prediction, released on: 08-21-2021 10:30 a.m. EDT The Eversource Energy Center Outage Prediction Model at UConn is forecasting a very high impact from Hurricane Henri in Connecticut. The highest relative impact is expected in Eastern Connecticut, and […]

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NRT Inundation Maps of the European Flood
Published: July 26, 2021

The UConn team at the Eversource Energy Cener has mapped European flood extent from Jul 15 to 17 spanning West Germany, France, Netherlands, and Luxembourg using a near-real-time tool, the Radar Produced Inundation Diary (RAPID, patent published), based on Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite. The maps are also provided to the Dartmouth Flood Observatory […]

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Wind Whirls to Electricity: Predictive Modeling of Offshore Wind Power
Published: June 15, 2021

By Georgios Matheou Offshore wind is an abundant energy resource with significant environmental and economic benefits, but as a natural resource, it is variable. At the Eversource Energy Center the Marine Boundary Layer Modeling project aims to improve the design and operation of wind farms by better characterizing meteorological conditions at the wind-farm scale. We […]

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People, Trees, and Power: Learning How to Strike a Balance and Keep the Lights On
Published: June 11, 2021

Connecticut residents are broadly supportive of tree management practices, but good communication is essential, click here to see what we’re doing to help!

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New Power Engineering Faculty Joining ECE and the Center
Published: May 11, 2021

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Eversource Energy Center (EEC) are happy to announce the recruitment of two new faculty as part of our cluster hire in the field of power systems engineering:     Dr. Zongjie Wang is currently research associate in Systems Engineering at Cornell University. She earned her Bachelors,Masters, and […]

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EEC Welcomes Its First Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Fellows!
Published: May 6, 2021

Congratulations to Justin, Frantz, Yleise, Lawrence, Wilmais, Brandon and Enrique on being the first to be named Eversource Energy Center Undergraduate Fellows! Over the next twelve months each one of them will be mentored by an experienced team of UConn faculty and Center researchers who will engage them in energy research project(s). Over the summer […]

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Meet the Researcher: Sita Nyame
Published: April 18, 2021

Nyame has developed an enduring interest for studying natural hazards and developing technology to help people who experience them through her work with the Eversource Energy Center. UConn today story on Eversource Energy Center undergraduate student researcher Sita.   Rain and snow are normal weather events in many areas. But when weather turns severe in […]

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Eversource Energy Center (EEC) New Research Projects
Published: March 22, 2021

The EEC recently hosted a workshop where principal investigators had the opportunity to present new research projects kicked off in the areas of (i) Preparedness and emergency response, (ii) Vegetation management & risk analysis, (iii) Cyber and physical security and (iv) Renewable energy. These projects will run through Spring 2023 and project milestones and deliverables […]

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EEC Celebrates Undergraduate Research
Published: February 19, 2021

The Microgrid Project In the rural regions of Ethiopia, long periods of drought can have severe food security and economic consequences. A collaboration of UConn undergraduate students from various engineering disciplines and social sciences guided by faculty and graduate students at the Eversource Energy Center, sought to address this problem by designing a microgrid for […]

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Virtual M.S. Presentation
Published: December 9, 2020

You are invited to join us for a public presentation in webinar format entitled “Science Communication With Digital Tools: A Story Map for Stormwise Forest Management” where NRE MS candidate Kerste Milik will present the work she has conducted developing an interactive StoryMap for the UConn Stormwise program. She will discuss the StoryMap product itself […]

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Diversity Internship
Published: November 30, 2020

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Hurricane ETA caused flooding in Mexico
Published: November 15, 2020

Hurricane Flooding in Mexico ETA

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New Power Engineering Faculty Position Announcement
Published: October 28, 2020

Position Announcement Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Nicholas E. Madonna Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Search #2020199 Campus/Location: Storrs Campus Subject Area: Power Systems Engineering Position Summary The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Eversource Energy Center (EEC) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) solicit applications for the Nicholas E. Madonna […]

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The US COVID-19 pandemic in the flood season
Published: October 14, 2020

Researcher in the Eversource Energy Center recently quantified the compound risk of flooding and COVID-19 at the US county-level. See figure from Shen et al. 2020 (Science of the Total Environment, https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bugWB8ccoNAZ) showing the compound risk accross the US. Hotspots of high risk for both types of hazards are concentrated along southern and eastern coastal […]

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Flood Inundation Map from Hurricane Laura derived from the Eversource Energy Center RAPID system
Published: August 31, 2020

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Vulnerable Trees, High Winds, Other Factors Combined for Unusually Severe Storm Damage from Isaias
Published: August 14, 2020

— Aug. 14, 2020 STORRS, Conn. – Gypsy moth infestations and drought conditions in recent years have weakened trees throughout Connecticut to such an extent that forests were particularly vulnerable when the remnants of Hurricane Isaias swept through on Aug. 4, causing extensive power outages related to tree damage. Those factors, along with the capricious […]

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EEC’s Cory Merow Interviewed by NY Times and Scientific American
Published: April 22, 2020

Dr. Cory Merow is an assistant research professor in UConn’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and researcher for Eversource Energy Center. He was interviewed by both the New York Times and Scientific American for insight into climate change and its ecological impact. The New York Times article can be read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/climate/wildlife-population-collapse-climate-change.htmlThe Scientific American Article […]

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EEC Welcomes Dr. Ha Nguyen
Published: April 22, 2020

Eversource Energy Center is pleased to announce the recent hire of Ha Thi Ngyuen, Ph.D., as an Assistant Research Professor to aid in our power engineering research. Dr. Nguyen will lead the Center’s newly acquired RTDS power grid test bed, and will support research projects related to integration of renewables in the power grid, cybersecurity and […]

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Robert Fahey Wins 2020 UConn-AAUP Excellence Award
Published: March 16, 2020

Eversource Energy Center Associate Director Robert Fahey has been named the early career recipient for Excellence in Research & Creativity Award. Each year the University of Connecticut works with AAUP, a faculty-based union, to recognize UConn faculty who have gone above and beyond in teaching. Congratulations to Professor Robert Fahey on behalf of the EEC!

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EEC Colloquium Series: Dr. Ha Nguyen
Published: March 6, 2020

Dr. Ha Nguyen will be giving a talk titled “Challenges and research opportunities of real-time simulation in modern power systems.” Real-time simulation application is well recognized as an effective approach for modeling, developing and testing components in power systems with high accuracy, low cost and more flexibility before field deployment. This talk first presents some […]

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EEC 2019 Annual Report Published
Published: March 5, 2020

Eversource Energy Center’s 2019 Annual Report has been published and can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF here. The Annual Report contains information on research, publications, and finances of the Eversource Energy Center. PDF Link: https://www.eversource.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EEC-Annual-Report-2019-Web-Version.pdf

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EEC Colloquium Series: Dr. Lei Wu on Feb 24th
Published: February 14, 2020

Associate Professor Lei Wu will be giving a talk on February 24th, 2020 at 1:30 pm in UConn building ITE 336. The talk is titled “Interdependency of Gas and Electricity Infrastructures for Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Security.” For a PDF version of the flyer, click here.

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EEC Colloquium Series: Dr. Hasan Ul Banna on Feb 10th
Published: January 31, 2020

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Announcing New Faculty Positions at EEC
Published: January 22, 2020

Eversource Energy Center is seeking to hire three new positions. Positions are described and linked below. Endowed Chair position for Eversource Energy Center and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. This is a a tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized […]

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EEC Welcomes Dr. Cory Merow
Published: January 22, 2020

Eversource Energy Center would like to welcome Cory Merow, Ph.D., a quantitative ecologist specializing in mechanistic models forecasting population and community responses to environmental change. Dr. Merow received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2012. More information on Dr. Merow and his research can be found at https://cmerow.github.io/index.html.

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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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