Advancing the Stability, Flexibility, Robustness, and Economy of the Power Grid

Welcome to GRAPES


The goal of the Research Center on GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid, in order to improve system stability, flexibility, controllability, robustness, and economy.

GRAPES is partially funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, while industry members fund the bulk of our research. Our work with industry focuses on improving power electronics technology and integrating it with the needs of industry and of the power grid as a whole.

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The stronger our network of allies, the more successfully we protect our energy delivery systems and infrastructure. Whether you are a student, industry leader, or concerned business owner, your support or involvement can help awareness and research to keep the power grid safe, stable, and economical.

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Interested in being on the forefront of smart power grid research, with access to expert faculty and industry mentors?

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Our industry members receive access to our facilities, faculty, and research, as well as opportunities to directly influence the path of our research.

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Latest News

Wolfspeed, NCREPT Make R&D Magazine Top 100 for Third Time

Wolfspeed, NCREPT Make R&D Magazine Top 100 for Third Time

Nov. 09, 2016 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the third time in seven years, University of Arkansas researchers have been recognized for their contribution to a local electronics company being included in R&D Magazine's list of the world's top 100 technological product...

University of Yonsei South Korea joins GRAPES

University of Yonsei South Korea joins GRAPES

June 28, 2017: Yonsei Power IT Group is pleased to announce the success of its kick-off meeting for the GRAPES-Korea collaboration. IAB members in GRAPES-Korea this year include: Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI)...

More Secure & Reliable Energy

More Secure & Reliable Energy

UWM joined a federally-funded group that works with government, industries and universities to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive. UWM's contribution to the center is its expertise in microgrids. The group is the National Science...

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