Grid Integration

Grid Integration
The Grid Integration Group (GIG) works to make the evolving smart electric grid compatible with the requirements of electric system grid operators and electric utility companies while serving the needs of electricity customers. The emergence of inexpensive sensing technology, the development of modern data-analytics methods, the widespread use of controllable loads and energy storage such as building HVAC systems and electric vehicles, all combine to offer a spectacular opportunity to reliably, resiliently, and securely de-carbonize the electricity grid.

Optimizing Energy Resources on the Grid

Resources such as demand flexibility, combined heat and power, solar power, electric vehicles, and energy storage are crucial components of a smart electric grid, and they need technologies that can support their integration. Our group focuses on monitoring, signaling, controlling and integrating these distributed energy resources. The GIG team combines multidisciplinary expertise in grid integration, building technologies, data analytics, optimization techniques, electric vehicle modeling and cybersecurity. 

GIG Team Members at FLEXLAB

The GIG team's activities are focused in six key research areas: GIG Team Members

  • Distribution Grid Planning and Economics
  • ​Cybersecurity and Power System Stability
  • ​DER Control for Distribution Systems
  • ​Microgrids and V2X
  • Electricity Market Participation
  • ​Power Systems Simulation

 

 

 

Team Members

Leader, Grid Integration Group
Research Scientist/Engineer
Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
Research Scientist/Engineer
Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Energy/Environmental Policy Faculty Scientist/Engineer
Energy/Environmental Policy Faculty Scientist/Engineer
Senior Research Associate
Computational Project Scientist
Scientific Engineering Associate
Scientific Engineering Associate