New Mexico gets $20M grant for smart grid research centre

USA, New Mexico: A consortium of universities, research laboratories and industry partners will receive a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to modernize New Mexico’s century-old electrical grid, reports State Scoop.

The grant will fund a SMART Grid Center at the University of New Mexico, a “novel, interdisciplinary research center that will address pressing design, operational, data, and security challenges of next-generation electric power management,” said William Michener, principal investigator for the award.

Among others, the most comprehensive research objective of the SMART Grid Center will be to adapt the existing electrical infrastructure to accept wind, solar and other new forms of energy, without a noticeable decrease in supply.

Source: State Scoop