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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Latest News

Rambabu Adapu awarded 2016 IEEE PES Hingorani Custom Power Award

Rambabu Adapu awarded 2016 IEEE PES Hingorani Custom Power Award

In recognition of his research and involvement in key projects, conferences and meetings in Custom Power Ramabu Adapa is a Technical Executive in the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector at EPRI. His research activities focus on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)...

Undergraduate Summer Research Highlighted at Poster Session

Undergraduate Summer Research Highlighted at Poster Session

On July 28, students in electrical engineering and computer science and computer engineering presented posters to faculty, staff and students. The presenters consisted of 11 electrical engineering students and two computer science and computer engineering students....

National Center Expanding Due to Success of Centers

National Center Expanding Due to Success of Centers

As a result of the continued success of the Center for GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) along with the newly formed Cybersecurity Center for Secure Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS) and the Center for Power Optimization of...

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