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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.


2019 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting

Atlanta, August 8 & 9, 2019 following the IEEE General Meeting

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The CURENT 2019 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th in Atlanta, GA. During the meeting, faculty and industry will plan and map out center goals, recruitment efforts and sustainability plans. This meeting will also include the student perfect pitch competition. The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. 

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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:

Research Topics

Education Topics

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

Industry Topics

Center Calendar 


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