Welcome to RISE
Welcome to the home page of the proposed new National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Real-Time Intelligence for Smart Electric Grid Operations (RISE). Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology collaboratively propose to form this new I/UCRC. The I/UCRC program within the NSF has been in existence for almost five decades. It is a vibrant program with over 75 centers around the country at any given time.
On behalf of the faculty and students at Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology, we invite you to learn about our institutions, the RISE center’s vision and mission. Scalable real-time intelligence to dynamically plan and operate our national electricity infrastructure, end-to-end, with more renewable energy sources effectively in terms of cost, reliability, resiliency, and sustainability is a challenge today. The RISE Center will develop new technologies to benefit society for many years to come. Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology will involve initiatives that will broaden representation of underrepresented groups in this field. This award will support a planning meeting for the proposed center.
RISE is a partnership between the smart grid industry, academe, and government, and we are uniquely positioned to educate and innovate the new generation of engineers, professionals and educators who understand the interdisciplinary (system of systems) nature of the new electric energy industry, where a talent shortage is projected.
The RISE faculty expertise and several centers and laboratories at Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology strategically position the two institutions to develop leading-edge industry relevant research to provide the foundation for intelligent smart electric grid operations.
Thank you for visiting the RISE website!
G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Center Director
Ron Harley, Georgia Tech, Site Director