Power Systems and the Grid
Cornell faculty, in collaboration with a dozen other research universities, are conducting research to address the fundamental engineering and economic challenges facing our rapidly evolving electricity grid. Current research efforts center on innovation in improving grid operational efficiency, security, and reliability; real-time power system assessment, control, and optimization; large-scale integration of variable renewable energy resources; energy economics and market design; power system stability and contingency analysis; cyber-security and privacy; demand response and energy management; decentralized energy management; and microgrids. Cornell has an established international reputation in power systems research. In fact, Cornell is a founding member of the Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC) -- a government, industry, and university supported consortium involving 13 major universities. Cornell’s research efforts in energy and power systems are highly multidisciplinary with strong collaborations across multiple departments including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Applied Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Biological and Environmental Engineering.