• Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM)
  • Interdisciplinary GAANN Program for Smart Grid Technology

Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM)


Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM)


Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi Project Image

INVESTIGATORS
Bruce McMillin, Mariesa Crow, Mehdi Ferdowsi, and Jonathan Kimball

FUNDING SOURCE

NSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Our vision for the ERC for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems is an efficient electric power grid integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative generating sources and storage with existing power systems to facilitate a green energy based society, mitigate the growing energy crisis, and reduce the impact of carbon emissions on the environment. We believe the key to solving the energy crisis is not necessarily the renewable energy itself, but the infrastructure needed to deliver and manage large scale distributed renewable energy resources (DRER).


PUBLICATIONS
 

  1. Start-up procedure and switching losses reduction for a single-phase flying capacitor active rectifier,” H. Sepahvand, M. Khazraei, K. Corzine, and M. Ferdowsi, IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 3699-3710, September 2013.

 

Interdisciplinary GAANN Program for Smart Grid Technology


Interdisciplinary GAANN Program in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management for Smart Grid Technology


INVESTIGATORS

Mehdi Ferdowsi, Pourya Shamsi, Donal Wunsch, Maciej Zawodniok, and Ruwen Qin


FUNDING SOURCE

US Department of Education


PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The main objective of this program is to increase the number of PhD scholars to assume educational and leadership roles in the area of smart grid technology which is a grand challenge for the future power grid. The development of smart grid, a multifaceted concept, depends on a highly trained workforce which keeps the U.S. globally competitive. This interdisciplinary program involves faculty from electrical engineering with a focus on the electrical aspects of smart grids as well as faculty from engineering management with a focus on management and market aspects of the smart grids.