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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Smart Power Networks

Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Electric Power and Energy Systems

With a long history and international reputation in power engineering and collaborative, interdisciplinary research, our researchers have led the development and incorporation of new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and reliability of electric power and energy systems

Did You Know?

WSU organizes the largest conference and the largest short course on power grid protection in the U.S.

We recently hosted the first-ever conference on a key smart grid component, synchrophasors, which play an increasingly significant role in helping the power grid run efficiently.

WSU has signed a memorandum of understanding with ICAP, a professional standards organization, to develop and implement a smart grid test program. The Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Laboratory (SGDRIL) will be a national testing lab for smart grid technology.

The recently established Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) continues this tradition as a leading center of excellence, both nationally and internationally, for research, education, technological innovations, and technology transfer in energy systems, including smart grids.

Anjan Bose, Washington State University Regents professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has been appointed a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy, where he will lead an effort to coordinate research on electric power grid technologies.

Affiliated Centers, Institutes and Labs

Energy Systems Innovation Center

Uniting research faculty, business leaders, and governmental organizations to address the demand for clean, reliable energy, including using Smart Grid technology to make the power system more efficient, responsive, and secure. Learn more.

Degree Programs

Related degree programs are available in these departments:

» Complete list of Voiland College undergraduate majors.

Conducting research in Smart Power Networks

  • Electric power systems
  • Communication networks
  • Control systems