Some of the current research areas of the group are

  1. Distribution System Automation:
    • t Introducing event driven analysis for distribution system operations. Figure 1 shows an example where electric vehicle charging is modeled as a discrete event.
    • Further advancing the event driven approach in the presence of uncertainties.
  2. Distribution Reliability and Resiliency
    • Cyber-physical system reliability
    • Condition based component maintenance
    • Improving resiliency of distribution system in presence of distributed generation
    • Impact of electric vehicles on distribution reliability
  3. Communication and Signal Processing
    • Impact of communication on distribution system
    • Communication requirements for distribution system
    • Signal processing based solutions at distribution system
  4. Demand response
    • Distribution system impact based demand response