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CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a graduated National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center that was jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy (DoE) for a period of 10 years before becoming self-sustaining. 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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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:

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                                                                                     New York Power Authority 

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