North Carolina State University - FREEDM Systems Center

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FREEDM is the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Engineering Research Center at the North Carolina State University. Universities from the United States joined with industry partners to develop a secure, sustainable environmentally friendly electric grid. The FREEDM Center develops a network of distributed energy that is able to manage power by using secure communications and advanced power electronics, the so-called “internet of energy”. The field of research includes power electronics packaging, controls theory, solid-state transformers, fault isolation devices and power systems simulation and demonstration.



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Institute at RWTH Aachen University Research Facility of Partner University Possible Research Areas
FCN - E.ON ERC FREEDM Systems Center Electric power quality, distribution engineering, transmission engineering, computer applications in power engineering, power engineering education, power system sensors and instrumentation
PGS - E.ON ERC FREEDM Systems Center Power semiconductor devices, advanced power electronics, renewable energy integration and smart grid