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.


Arrow_Icon.png CURENT's Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

will be held May 14-15 in Knoxville, TN 


The goals of the workshop are to better define and share the inclusive values of the center, and to investigate barriers and to pursue improvement.  The agenda is currently being drafted so please check back for further details. We will post an agenda as soon as it is available. 

Additional Details

May 14-15, 2018 - full day Monday, half day Tuesday, with a focus is on center-wide inclusivity practices

There will be keynote speakers (to be finalized) on both days.  

The workshop will start with breakfast provided by CURENT at 7:30am on both days. CURENT will also provide lunch on Monday. There may be a dinner on Monday night as well. The workshop should end by 11:30 am on Tuesday.

Webpage and Registration

See the webpage for further informatiion and to register. You MUST be registered to attend this workshop. Click HERE for webpage. Registration will close on May 1, 2018.


 Arrow_Icon.png Resourses

Many resources are available for members of CURENT, those interested in joining CURENT, and those who are not members.  Some areas of the website that may be helpful are listed below:

Research Topics

Education Topics

Past K-12 Student and Teacher Projects and Summer REU Projects

Industry Topics

Center Calendar 


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