The University of Tennessee has established the Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (called “CURENT”). The purpose of CURENT is to establish a mechanism whereby the educational and research environment can be used to develop better understanding of electric power engineering and related fields, and simulate industrial innovation.
Electrical Distribution Design, Inc. of Blacksburg, VA has been invited and has agreed to join CURENT as an Associate Member as part of the Industrial Partners Program. EDD will provide DEW/ISM software licenses and technical support to the CURENT team.
Member organizations include the University of Tennessee, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and the State of Tennessee. Partnering Universities include Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Northeastern University and Tuskegee University.
The DEW/ISM (Distributed Energy Workstation/Integrated System Model) is a commercial software program for advanced modeling and analysis that is being used by leading electric utilities and related businesses. DEW/ISM provides integrated system models for unbalanced three-phase power flow solutions of transmission, substation and distribution systems of any size and complexity. DEW/ISM is the only power flow software that utilizes Graph Trace Analysis (GTA) for modeling and analyzing electric networks. EDD’s Chief Technical Officer and Virginia Tech professor, Dr. Robert Broadwater, is the inventor of GTA.