Power Systems Engineering Research Center

Current Projects

A listing of brief summaries of the current research projects ending in 2017, 2018, and 2019 is also available in a pdf format. Click here to download.


  • M-38: Coordination Mechanisms for Seamless Operation of Interconnected Power Systems (ending in 2019)
  • M-37: Development of expansion planning methods and tools for handling uncertainty (ending in 2019)
  • M-36: Analysis of Power System Operational Uncertainty from Gas System Dependence (ending in 2018)
  • M-35: Robust and Decentralized Operations for Managing Renewable Generation and Demand Response in Large-Scale Distribution Systems (ending in 2018)
  • M-34: Risk Assessment of Constraint Relaxation Practices (ending in 2017)
  • M-33: Reliability Metrics for Renewable Resources and Self-Reserves (ending in 2017)
  • M-32: New Operation Tools for Improving Flexibility and Reliability of Systems with Variable Resources and Storage Devices (ending in 2016)


  • S-81G: Oscillation Monitoring and Control of the RTE power System Using Synchrophasors (ending in 2019)
  • S-79G: Input-Output Properties of the Power System Swing Dynamics: Identification, Model Reduction, and Controller Design (ending in 2018)
  • S-78G: Efficient modeling of modular multilevel converters for fast simulation of large-scale MMC-HVDC embedded power systems (ending in 2018)
  • S-77G: Improving Voltage Stability Margin Estimation through the use of HEM and PMU Data (ending in 2018)
  • S-76: Modeling, Control, and Protection of Multi-Terminal Direct-Current Transmission for Improving Power Grid's Performance (ending in 2019)
  • S-75: Reliability Evaluation of Renewable Generation Integrated Power Grid including Adequacy and Dynamic Security Assessment (ending in 2019)
  • S-74: Synchrophasor-Data Analytics for a More Resilient Electric Power System (ending in 2019)
  • S-73G: Functional assessment of DFIG and PMSG-based wind turbines for grid support applications (ending in 2018)
  • S-72: Attack-Resilient and Secure EMS: Design, Algorithms, Operational Protocols, and Evaluation (ending in 2018)
  • S-71: Real-time Synchrophasor Data Quality Analysis and Improvement (ending in 2018)
  • S-70: Leveraging Conservation Voltage Reduction for Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Control and Voltage Stability Enhancement in Integrated Transmission and Distribution Systems (ending in 2018)
  • S-69G: Mitigating Adverse Impacts of Negative Damping Induced by Wind Generators on Power Grid Dynamics (ending in 2016)
  • S-68G: Non-Minimum-Phase Dynamics in the Electric Power Transmission Network: Identification, Analysis, and Preserving Model Reduction (ending in 2016)
  • S-66: Representation, Modeling, Data Development and Maintenance of Appropriate Protective Relaying Functions in Large Scale Transient Stability Simulations (ending in 2017)
  • S-65: Real Time Synchrophasor Measurements Based Voltage Stability Monitoring and Control (ending in 2017)
  • S-64: Monitoring and Maintaining Limits of Area Transfers with PMUs (ending in 2017)
  • S-63G: Advanced Cyber-Physical Analysis for Smart Grid Distributed ICT and IED Resources at RTE France (ending in 2017)
  • S-59: Sparse Sensing Methods for Model-Free Sensitivity Estimation and Topology Change Detection using Synchro-Phasor Measurements (ending in 2016)
  • S-58: Hybrid Time Domain Simulation: Application to Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (ending in 2016)

Transmission and Distribution Technologies (T&D)

  • T-60: Framework to Analyze Interactions between Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Systems with High Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Penetrations (ending in 2019)
  • T-59G: RTE DSE-Protection Demonstration (ending in 2017)
  • T-58: Power Electronics to Improve the Performance of Modern Power Systems: Case Study on Partially Rated Solid-State Transformers (ending in 2018)
  • T-57HI: Life-cycle Management of Mission-Critical Systems through Certification, Commissioning, In-Service Maintenance, Remote Testing, and Risk Assessment (ending in 2018)
  • T-56G: Setting-less Protection (2014 Plan Part II): Field Demonstrations (ending in 2017)
  • T-55G: Setting-less Protection (2014 Plan Part I): Centralized Substation Protection (ending in 2016)
  • T-53: Reliability Assessment and Modeling of Cyber Enabled Power Systems with Renewable Sources and Energy Storage (ending in 2016)