Deepakraj Divan Among Authors of New National Academies Report
Feb 18, 2021 — Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Professor, and Director of the Center for Distributed Energy, Deepakraj Divan is one of 15 authors on a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report titled, "The Future of Electric Power in the United States.” In its 2018 appropriations for the Department of Energy, the U.S. Congress directed the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to appoint an ad hoc committee of experts to “...conduct an evaluation of the expected medium- and long-term evolution of the grid. This evaluation shall focus on developments that include the emergence of new technologies, planning and operating techniques, grid architecture, and business models.”
The DOE is holding a report release webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3-4pm ET. Members of the committee will present an extensive set of policy and funding recommendations aimed at modernizing the U.S. electric system. The report addresses technology development, operations, grid architectures, and business practices, as well as ways to make the electricity system secure, sustainable, equitable, and resilient. Registration is at this link.
Deepakraj Divan (NAE) is Professor and Director of the Center for Distributed Energy at the Georgia Tech. Dr. Divan is also John E. Pippin Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar. His field of research is in the areas of power electronics, power systems, smart grids, and distributed control of power systems. He has founded or seeded several new ventures including Soft Switching Technologies, Innovolt, Varentec and Smart Wires, which together have raised more than $150M in venture funding. He received his B. Tech from IIT Kanpur, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Calgary, Canada. He has been with Georgia Tech since 2004. Read his full bio here.
Brent Verrill, Research Communications Program Manager, Strategic Energy Institute