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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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EEC’s Satellite-Based Flood Mapping Featured in UConn Today
Published: September 21, 2019

Director of Eversource Energy Center, Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou,spoke to the journalists at UConn Today about our ability to map flooding using satellite-based radar techniques. Flood maps are based on data from the European Space Agency and can be provided within days of a major flooding event. The full article is available at the following link: […]

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Hurricane Dorian Flooding in Bahamas
Published: September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 1st, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island unleashing unprecedented destruction on the Northern Bahamas, causing at least 40 deaths. Dorian was characterized by extreme wind gusts – up to 220 mph – extensive coastal flooding – up to 20 feet storm surge – and impressive precipitation – up to 40 […]

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Center Study Shows Tree Trimming Can Reduce Power Outages 16-65%
Published: August 27, 2019

A recent study published in Electrical Power Systems Research shows regular tree trimming and vegetation management can reduce power outages during storms. This study was conducted by Center faculty members Drs. Diego Cerrai, Peter Watson, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou. By using statistical methods the group determined power outages would drop by 49% to 65%, whereas […]

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Grid Modernization Summit
Published: June 18, 2019

          When you turn on a light or power up your laptop, you might not think about the engineering marvel – the electric grid – that makes it possible. You almost certainly don’t think about the age of the existing grid and the need to move towards more modern systems. To […]

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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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Graduate Student Peter Watson Interning at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Published: April 29, 2019

Eversource Energy Center’s PhD student, Peter Watson, will be working as a student intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Over the summer he will be working on a large-scale outage prediction model. The goal of the summer project is to predict power outages over a large region using publicly available information.

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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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Center Graduate Student, Diego Cerrai, Successfully Defends PhD Thesis
Published: April 29, 2019

Eversource Energy Center’s graduate student, Diego Cerrai, successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Civil and Environmental Engineering on April 11th, 2019. Diego’s thesis was titled “Predicting Weather-Caused Power Outages: Technique Development, Evaluation, Applications.” Congratulations, Diego!

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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.

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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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