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 and the 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.


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Summer_Church_1.jpgSummer Church, a sophomore in Electrical Engineering and a CURENT ambassador, has been chosen to receive an IEEE PES Scholarship. The scholarship runs three years and Summer is one of 184 scholars to receive this prestigious award. She says, “"I feel honored to have been selected as an IEEE Power and Energy Scholar and would like to thank IEEE and The University of Tennessee for their support in my aspirations to become an electrical engineer. Opportunities like this scholarship and the CURENT research center at UT continually encourage me to pursue a career in the electric power industry and to advance in this field of study. This scholarship has opened up several opportunities, such as connections to people in industry and special society memberships for IEEE Power and Energy Scholars. I would like to encourage others to apply for this scholarship as well, especially those who are highly interested in power and energy." 

Read more about Summer and her scholoarship. 



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