ECpE engineers win $2.6 million in Energy Department grants to help improve the country’s power grid

Two Iowa State University electrical engineers have won Department of Energy grants to help improve the country's power grid. One project will develop real-time monitoring and modeling of modern power grids, including renewable energy sources, for better system control and reliability. The other project will address the challenges of adding high levels of intermittent power sources to the grid, mainly wind and solar power. Zhaoyu Wang and Venkataramana AjjarapuTwo Iowa State University electrical engineers, Zhaoyu Wang and Venkataramana Ajjarapu, both professors with ISU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, have won United States Department of Energy grants totaling $2.6 million to help improve the country’s power grid. One project will develop real-time monitoring and modeling of modern power grids, including renewable energy sources, for better system control and reliability. The other project will address the challenges of adding high levels of intermittent power sources to the grid, mainly wind and solar power.

Read Iowa State’s News Service coverage here: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2017/07/06/gridgrants