The new Microgrid Control Lab in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is preparing the next generation of engineers to operate the modern grid and meet the rapidly increasing need for sustainable, affordable and reliable energy. The lab, which is co-sponsored by Florida Power & Light (FPL) and GE Digital, is a state-of-the-art research facility for faculty and students. Located on the first floor of Research 1 on the main campus, it features control center equipment and software that students can use to simulate and test real-life grid control operations, including finding ways to optimize and secure the grid of the future.
“This new facility is exactly the kind of strategic partnership that makes UCF a premier choice for students with future-focused career goals.”
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by FPL and GE Digital
Faculty members involved with the lab — Associate Professor Aleksandar Dimitrovski, Assistant Professor Qifeng Li, Assistant Professor Junjian Qi, Pegasus Professor and Lab Director Zhihua Qu, Associate Professor Wei Sun and Assistant Professor Qun Zhou