Research solicitations are intended for members of CAPER to form collaborative teams and submit research proposals that are consistent with the mission for CAPER which is to advance, develop and promote research related to the 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. Project proposals are expected to align with the stated five research theme areas:

•  Power Delivery Infrastructure and Systems

•  Power Utilization and Energy Efficiency

•  Power Generation, Storage and Integration

•  Data Management, Analytics and Security

•  Energy Policy, Markets and Economics

Typically a formal research solicitation follows the Summer Research Planning Workshop. This year a summer Workshop was not scheduled but rather the future Research Planning will take place at the fall meeting on November 14-15, 2019. Please plan to attend the fall meeting to have discussions between universities and industry for the development of research topics.

The formal Solicitation for New Research Projects will be issued in mid-January 2020 with a submission deadline of February 28 , 2020.

Register now to be a part of next year’s research project planning by participating in the research planning session at the fall CAPER meeting in Charlotte on November 14-15, 2019.

Submitted proposals shall follow the guidelines provided in this solicitation. Any questions related to the project proposals can be directed to the Center Director or any one of the Site Co-Directors noted below:

Center Director:  Dr. Johan Enslin – Clemson University

Site Co-Director: Dr. Badrul Chowdhury – UNC Charlotte

Site Co-Director: Dr. Mesut Baran – NC State University

Site Co-Director: Dr. Randy Collins – Clemson University

You may also contact officers of the Industry Advisory Board noted below:

IAB Chair: Klaehn Burkes – SRNL

IAB Vice-Chair: Andrew Clarke – Duke Energy

Center Steering Committee Chair: Steven Whisenant – Duke Energy

Before submitting a project proposal, it is suggested that researchers and industry members attend the Research Planning Workshop held annually to promote discussions between universities and industry for the generation of research topics. At the end of this solicitation are several suggested research topics. In addition, university researchers and industry members can send descriptions of research topics to the Center Director, Dr. Johan Enslin, for consideration.