When the power goes out in a city, it is vital to bring back power as soon as possible for first responders and critical infrastructure. To that end, University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Masood Parvania and his team at the Utah Smart Energy Laboratory (U-Smart) have received a three-year, $4.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. The goal of the project is to develop an automated resilience management system (ARMS) to enhance the city’s power grid in case of a power outage.

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