Arrow_Icon.pngAbout CURENT

CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that is jointly supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) and the DoE (Department of Energy). A collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Partner institutions include:

CURENT's Vision

  • A nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is fully monitored and dynamically controlled in real-time for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better accommodation of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load.

  • A new generation of electric power and energy systems engineering leaders with global perspectives and diverse backgrounds.


Industry Seminar 

This month's Industry Seminar presenter is Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University. Join us on Nov. 6th from 12:20am - 1:10pm. 


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