Elon Musk says he has the solution for California’s fire-related blackouts. It starts at $15,000.Prof. Ian Hiskens comments on using rooftop-mounted solar and battery storage as a way to achieve energy independence.
PG&E’s role in Sonoma fire questioned as power outage frustrations growProf. Ian Hiskens serves as an expert-commentator in a Washington Post story about the potential role Pacific Gas & Electric equipment played in the wildfires ravaging Northern California.
Md Salman Nazir works to improve the power grid and research papers
EECS-ECE PhD student Md Salman Nazir is recognized by the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for his outstanding reviews of recent papers. He works at the Michigan Power and Energy Lab.
New research for the future of sustainable power and energyTake a look at some of the exciting new projects that will help define the next evolution of sustainable power and energy.
Sijia Geng awarded Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
A PhD student in electrical engineering, Geng researches trajectory sensitivity and renewable energy in microgrids.
Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries
How a building’s thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources.
The power goes out. The aurorae stretch to the tropics. Could a major solar storm mean a year without electricity?
Prof. Johanna Mathieu working to bring power from sustainable sources to your home
Mathieu is working how best to integrate wind and solar power into the nation’s established electrical grid system.
Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical
The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.
Students take a field trip to a wind farm
“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”
Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow
Molzhan’s primary concern is responding to society’s need for constant and reliable electrical energy.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Modernizing the nation’s electric grid for alternative energy
“We are proposing an integrated solution that will combine the construction of well-positioned storage facilities that will route excess energy to where it needs to be.”
Prof. Hiskens receives stim money for wind energy
The grant is to be used to develop new techniques for assessing the impact of wind generation on power system voltage control and transient stability.
Prof. Ian Hiskens named Vennema Professor
This professorship recognizes Hiskens’ excellent teaching, service, and research in the area of nonlinear (hybrid) systems.