Current Areas of DOE-sponsored Research

CERTS conducts public interest reliability research and development in five targeted areas:

Software tools that rely on real-time measurements to enable a smart, automatic electricity grid.

Science-based analysis and tools that support market-based approaches for managing and planning a reliable electric power system.

Analysis and demonstrations to enable meaningful participation of load in the provision of ancillary services.

Control and integration techniques and tools to enhance reliability of electricity service through widespread deployment of distributed energy resources.

Identification and monitoring of technology trends and emerging gaps in electricity system reliability research.