The two organizations are continuing their joint research that focuses on the integration of renewables. At LG&E and KU, the collaboration is led by Aron Patrick, Manager of Technology Research and Analysis. At UK, Dan M. Ionel, PEIK Director and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, serves as principal investigator.
During the last academic year, the team completed a thesis on transmission power system modeling and simulations. A new study on large-scale generation capacity, including renewables, is also under advanced development.
Recent research results are included in a joint study on the solar PV shares and Habitat for Humanity participating households in the LG&E and KU service area and in a presentation on automating Kentucky’s largest battery, delivered as part of an expert panel session held at the 2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society meeting.
These are available here as PDFs, together with joint technical journal papers, such as a forecast at the community level of the total electric load and HVAC component disaggregation with artificial intelligence methods.