Washington State University has a long history of excellence in the fields of electrical power and energy systems. The electric power program at WSU is considered among the best in the world in power systems research and power engineering education. Researchers are working to develop and incorporate new technologies aimed at improving the efficiency and reliability of electric power systems.
A unique feature of WSU’s power engineering research is the long and deep collaboration between computer science and power engineering faculty, resulting in large-scale projects, such as GridStat, that have advanced the state of the art in smart grid technologies.
WSU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center is at the forefront of global research, education, and technology innovation and transfer for energy systems, including smart grids. With a distinguished multidisciplinary team from power engineering and allied fields of engineering, science, sociology, economics, psychology, and public policy, the center brings unique strengths and synergies to address critical electric energy issues in a societal context.