What is CAPER?
CAPER is a membership driven consortium among several universities and numerous industry partners created to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated methodology for grid modernization. With an aging infrastructure, rising demands for cleaner electricity and extreme weather conditions, the nation’s utilities are working to meet these operational challenges while maintaining a resilient and reliable grid. As a collaborative effort, CAPER will develop research and demonstrate advanced technologies to meet the operational and expansion needs under uncertainties and an increased penetration of distributed renewable generation.
What is the mission and vision of CAPER systems?
Mission Statement: to advance, develop and promote research related to reliable and efficient management of the power grid, including modeling and analysis techniques for generation, transmission, and distribution planning and operation with and without presence of renewable energy resources.
Vision: to provide a cooperative industry-university forum to tackle the challenges faced by the power industry in the United States.
Who are all the prospective Industry Participants with CAPER?
- Quanta Technology
- Duke Energy
- Santee Cooper
- South Carolina Electric & Gas
- Energy United
Who are all the collaborating universities with CAPER?
- Clemson University
- North Carolina State University
- University of North Carolina Charlotte
What are the research themes focused by CAPER?
- Power Delivery
- Power Utilization
- Power Generation
- Policy and Markets