Established in the 1970s as the WSU Wind Energy Lab and changed to Center for Energy Studies (CES), is one of the thirteen university members of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), continues excellence in the energy and electric power industry research and advanced power system education. The CES has always been involving to find innovative and efficient solutions to the problems in the area of power system, power quality, various energy technologies and communication & control system. The PSERC is a unique organization consisting of industry, NSF, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Wichita State University (WSU) and twelve other universities, and more than a 35 industrial members, mostly utilities, across the nation and oversees.
The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) draws on university capabilities to creatively address these challenges. Under the banner of PSERC, the U.S. universities are working collaboratively with industry to:
The multidisciplinary expertise of PSERC’s researchers includes power systems, applied mathematics, complex systems, computing, control theory, power electronics, operations research, non-linear systems, economics, industrial organization and public policy. PSERC partners with private and public organizations that provide integrated energy services, transmission and distribution services, power system planning, control and oversight, market management services, and public policy development.