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Nehrir's Current Research and Research Interests
Dr. Nehrir's active research and research interests are:
- Modeling, power management and control of alternative energy power generation systems
- Distributed generation
- Smart grid and microgrid
- Predicting distribution feeder power demand at steady state and after a period of power outage (cold load pickup)
and control of residential electric water heater, space heater, and
other end-use loads for distribution system performance enhancement
- Application of intelligent control to energy management, demand response, and distribution automation
His research has been supported by one or more of the following
sources: The National Science Foundation, NSF-EPSCoR, USDOE,
DOE-EPSCoR, Electric Power Research Institute, The Montana Power
Company, Montana Electric Power Cooperatives, and Montana Electric
Power Affiliates Program (MEPRA).
Under Dr. Nehrir's supervision, physically-based computer models were developed for PEM and solid-oxide fuel Cells.