The Last Word: UTA’s Wei‑Jen Lee on $1.6M DOE Grant To Help Boost the Texas Grid

“It is just like you have cruise control. You’re going on a bumpy road—or up and downhill—then basically your gas pedal has to control it to maintain 60 miles per hour.”

Wei-Jen Lee
Professor and Interim Chair
UT Arlington’s Department of Electrical Engineering
.…on UTA receiving a $1.6 million DOE grant to help boost the reliability of Texas’s electric grid, via Fort Worth Report.

Lee is one of three UT Arlington faculty members who’ve been awarded $1.6 million from the Department of Energy to help boost the reliability of Texas’s electric grid. The team is exploring the use of “behind-the-meter” energy devices that may help cut down on electricity consumption—and even upload energy to the grid itself, writes Fort Worth Report’s Shomial Ahmad.

“This project has the possibility to support the Texas power grid and benefit the people of Texas,” Yichen Zhang, the team’s principal investigator, told FWR.

The team is exploring how “small energy sources” in people’s homes can can help regulate consumption—and seeing how many would be needed for “congestion relief” on those 100-plus heat waves and 2-degree cold waves that have taxed the grid in recent years.

You can read more about the study in Fort Worth Report’s story.

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