Center for Electric Power
|The mission of the Center for Electric Power is to advance and apply scientific and engineering knowledge associated with the generation, trnnsmission, distribution, and use of electric power, while supporting the instructional program of the University in academic areas associated with electric power.|
|The goals and objectives of the Center
for Electric Power are fourfold:
Educate. Graduate education is an integral goal of the center. Center projects enable graduate students to perform "real uorld" research. This opportunity enhances their educational experience and better prepares them for entry into the job market.
Facilitate. Center research focuses on solving the problems of our sponsors. It is the matching of center faculty, who each excel in various areas of electric power research to the needs of a particular sponsor which achieves effective results.
Disseminate. The scientific and academic communities are enriched when faculty present research results at seminars and conferences around the world. In the past decade, faculty have made such scientific expeditions throughout the United States, as well as to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Enrich. An overall goal of the center is to support economic development in the state. Center research developments permit sponsors in the State of Tennessee to become more efficient. New technologies create employment opportunities for Tennesseans.
|The Center for Electric Power at Tennessee Technological University began operation in the summer of 1985. Since that time, the center has proven its worth as a first rate re- search facility which provides cutting edge technology in Tennessee, as well as through- out the United States.|
|In pursuing its goals, the center
works with electric utilities, state and federal agencies,
private industries, nonprofit organizations and other universities
on a wide spectrum of
projects, Research efforts, both theoretical and experimental, are
focused on solving
problems currently faced by the electric power industry. Advanced
concepts for electric
power generation are also under investigation to ensure that future
electric power needs
The electric utility industry, although faced with competitive and legislative pressures, strives to supply reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost. The center is pre- pared to assist the industry in meeting this goal by providing timely research results. Other sponsors such as state and federal agencies, research organizations and private industries, are also confronted with complex issues. The following strategic research areas have been developed to serve the needs of our sponsors in a changing business environment.
|TRANSMISSION HIGHWAY --|
Solving electrical transmission and distribution problems is a major concentration of Center for Electric Power research.
|The impact of center research cannot
be overstated. Much of the information obtained
from such research has been incorporated into real world
|Although coal and other fossil fuels
will continue to be predominant sources for electric
generation, other supply alternatives such as different fuels and
new technologies must be
evaluated. The center will continue to make its research strengths
performance, assessing environmental impacts, evaluating energy
and validating advanced technologies) available to utilities and
Research results will continue to be transferred to the classrooms through the addition of new courses and the revision of existing courses. As a result, future students will reap the rewards associated with outstanding research conducted by the faculty and staff.
An integral part of our modern lives has always been electricity.
To build on past research
and improve future results remains the overall challenge and goal
of the Center for