Power and Energy Systems


March 2011

USC to host the Spring 2011 Semi-Annual Meeting of the GRAPES Research Center

The University of South Carolina is hosting the spring 2011 semi-annual meeting of the GRAPES research center on May 17-18.  The meeting is attended by representatives of the GRAPES industry members as well as the University of Arkansas and University of South Carolina GRAPES members.  Project researchers will present status and research results for their projects.  Members will have the opportunity discuss with center's researchers the challenges they foresee for the industry.  An evening reception will be held to permit industry members and university researchers a relaxed opportunity to exchange ideas and socialize.

Meeting information and registration link can be found here.

Representatives from prospective industry members are welcome to participate, as a non-voting member, provided that a non-disclosure agreement between the University and participating company.  Membership information can be found here.


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://vtb.engr.sc.edu/GRAPES/index.shtml or http://www.grapes.uark.edu/.

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