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At a glance

The Energy Systems Research Center (ESRC) is one of the largest university research centers focused on electric power systems in the United States, with its origin dating back to 1968. In addition to working with the regular undergraduate program in the Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the ESRC also actively participates in research programs through UTA's Research and Graduate School and relevant continuing education courses both on and off campus.

History

The ESRC was founded in 1968. ESRC has been recognized worldwide as one of the most successful research centers in power. An IEEE survey named ESRC at UTA as one of the Top Ten universities in power education (IEEE Spectrum, Dec. 1986).

Location

ESRC is a Research Center in the Department of Electrical Engineering, located in the Engineering Lab Building.

People

A team of faculty members, along with students and visiting scholars work side by side in an interdisciplinary environment with close ties to industry.

R&D (Partial List)

  1. Effects of Unbalanced Voltage on the Operation Performance of Three-Phase Submersible Pumps
  2. Micro-grids for Smart Grid
  3. EPS/AIS Collaborative Research: Adaptive Design for Controllability of a System of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  4. Using Smart Meter Readings to Identify the Consumption Pattern of Major Appliances in the Single Family Residential Homes
  5. EFRI-RESTOR: Regenerative Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell System for Energy Storage
  6. Enhance Generation Parameters Verification Process for ERCOT System
  7. Guidelines for Implementing Dynamic Thermal Circuit Rating (DTCR) in EMS
  8. System Analysis
    1. Transient/Dynamic Stability Analysis
    2. Voltage Stability Analysis and Reactive Resource Planning
    3. Utility Deregulation
    4. Distribution System Analysis
    5. Special Protection System
  9. Hardware Development
    1. Monitoring and Control
    2. Protective Relay
    3. Flexible AC Transmission System
  10. Integrated High Speed Intelligent Utility Tie Unit for Disbursed / Renewable Generation Facilities
  11. Multi-area Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch with Market Operation Components
  12. Multi-layer Dynamic Equivalent System Stability and Security Analysis Package
  13. Multiple Function Customer Demand and Budget Management System
  14. Neural Network On-line Corona and Arcing Monitoring System
  15. Neural Network Based Demand Forecasting and Optimal Hydrogen Production Plan for a Hydrogen Filling Station
  16. Neural Network Wind Generation Capacity Forecasting
  17. Protection System Design for Hydroelectric Generation Facility
  18. Real-time Control of Radial and Tangential Forces in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives

What's New?

Dr. Wei-Jen Lee, the IEEE/NFPA Collaboration Project Manager IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project will help to improve electrical safety standards, predict the hazards associated with arcing faults and accompanying arc blasts, and provide practical safeguards for employees in the workplace.

Contact Information

Wei-Jen Lee, Ph.D., PE
Director and Professor
Energy Systems Research Center
Engineering Lab Building
UTA Box 19048
Arlington, TX 76019
Tel: (817) 272-5046; FAX: (817) 272-2253
e-mail: wlee@uta.edu