Dr. Marija D. Ilic , Principal Investigator
Mr. Stephen R. Connors , Supporting Investigator


  One of the largest challenges facing regional electric power systems is how to manage the operation and expansion of the grid without direct ownership and control of many of generation and transmission assets. How the market behaves (Market Dynamics) is also influenced by the how electrical energy and "ancillary services" such as voltage support, frequency control, and generation reserves are bought and sold.

Another large area of technological change and innovation is on the lower voltage system. How intelligent must the Distribution System become in order for smarter electric loads and distributed generation to "take off?" Will pervasive "customer-side" generation require new approaches to protection and control on distribution systems? What regulatory approaches may help, or hinder the development and deployment of these systems?

The Competitive Power Systems group at the MIT Energy Laboratory currently has two projects exploring these topics. They are:

   New Concepts and Software for Competitive Power Systems:
Operations and Management

   Distributed Power Industry of the Future

Please go to these daughter web pages for more details on the group's current research, or browse and/or download some of the group's recent publications by visiting...

   Recent Publications

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Dr. Marija D. Ilic
M.I.T. Energy Laboratory
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room E40-477
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
tel: (001) 617 253 4682
fax: (001) 617 253 8013
email: ilic@mit.edu
Mr. Stephen R. Connors
M.I.T. Energy Laboratory
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room E40-465
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
tel: (001) 617 253 7985
fax: (001) 617 253 8013
email: connorsr@mit.edu

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