Energy

Transmission tower on Sun sky background

Research projects determine the optimum electrical power flow or examines reconfiguring power systems. Since changes in energy generation, storage and flow has regional and national implications, most projects involve extensive collaboration with state and/or federal agencies.

Fields of Fuel

The Fields of Fuel game is a multidisciplinary collaboration that integrates researchers from the school of education, department of Computer Sciences, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID). Together, this collaboration is producing a multiplayer, web-based simulation game designed to educate players about the economic and environmental tradeoffs […]

Optimal Power Flow

The Optimal Power Flow (OPF) model represents the problem of determining the best operating levels for electric power plants in order to meet demands given throughout a transmission network, usually with the objective of minimizing operating cost. Because electrical power flows according to nonlinear, nonconvex functions of the system’s physical characteristics, this can be a […]