Power Systems and Smart Grid

Power systems engineering is a subarea in electrical engineering that studies the generation, distribution and control of electric power. The electric grid is currently going through a drastic transformation into what is known as Smart Grid. In short, the digital technology that allows for two-way communications between the electric utility and its customers, and the sensing along the transmission lines is what makes the grid smart. A smart grid is more efficient, more resilient to disruptions, and more suitable to support integration of renewable generation resources, such as wind and solar, and other energy resources such as large battery energy storage systems. As part of your Electrical Engineering MS program at UC Riverside, you may acquire specialized training in Smart Grids and Power Systems.