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Research updates on average rate charging

At the recent IEEE Power and Energy Society meeting in Austin, I presented updated work on electric vehicle charging by Mahdi Kefayati PhD, a recent graduate of my UT research group. Building on earlier research results, recent updates include more … Continue reading

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Can Nine Attacks Cause National Blackouts?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “U.S. Risks National Blackout From Small-Scale Attack,” describes work that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is doing on the vulnerability of the US power grid. The most disturbing of FERC’s conclusions … Continue reading

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In case you’re in need of some fresh bedside reading . . . consider my Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms for Engineering Systems! (aff link) Click here for more details about the book. “I heartily recommend Applied Optimization to engineers … Continue reading

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Defending the Grid

According to recent reports by NPR and the Wall Street Journal, last year’s attack on the Metcalf substation in California was not random. Rather, the attackers targeted equipment to disable it after cutting communications lines. Whether or not the result … Continue reading

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