Power and Energy Systems


Nov. 2010

UA hosts the 2nd Semi-Annual Meeting of the GRAPES Research Center

The 2nd regular semi-annual meeting of the GRAPES research center was held at the University of Arkansas on Nov 16-17.  The meeting was attended by representatives of the GRAPES industry members as well as the University of Arkansas and University of South Carolina GRAPES members.  Project researchers presented status reports and received feedback for their on-going projects.  All ongoing projects were given the approivale to continue into the second year.

The evening reception and poster session provided the students working on the various projects to explain their work to and to get ideas from the industry members.

GRAPES Members and Personnel

Participants at the semi-annual meeting included USC and UA Faculty and students and IndustryAdvisory Board members

The GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems center (GRAPES) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, established in 2009.  The mission of this center is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid in order to improve system stability, flexibility, robustness, and economy.  For more information on GRAPES visit either http://www.grapes.uark.edu/ or http://vtb.engr.sc.edu/GRAPES/index.shtml.

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