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A collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. Jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy, the Center is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Partner institutions include:


  • 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.


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