Dear RISE Prospective Member,
Conceiving of, designing, and implementing effective and evolving information technology, control, communication, and computer technologies for enabling a sustainable smart grid is not a matter of simply adding on or making minor modifications to the existing electric grid operation and control practices. It rather requires an in-depth understanding of the electric power system operating as a super system that contains independent, complex systems interacting among themselves to acheive the common goal of efficient and reliable electric energy 'make-move-use.'
The future energy delivery system requires flexibility in order to supply reliable energy with adequate power quality at the lowest cost to the consumer. It is clear that real-time operations and control technologies wil adapt and evolve to distributed network control to increase the flexibility of the electric energy system. To develop this future electric grid, a new "mega-infrastructure" system of systems must emerge from the convergence and amagamation of a physical pwer system, information and communication system, cyber-security, and electricity market system.
The National Science Foundation has approved the RISE concept as unique in the nation, and invited the team to hold a planning meeting to prepare a full center proposal. We hope your industry is excited about the RISE Center, and is able to participate in the planning meeting and hopefully become a founding member of the RISE Center. Upon request we can provide more information to learn about the RISE Center, upcoming planning meeting, and joining the RISE Center. We invite you to RISE with US.
The RISE Team