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Research Programs at CAPS

The CAPS Program Approach

Develop the research infrastructure needed to address long range advanced power system issues

  • Develop an advanced modeling and simulation capability
  • Provide the experimental capability needed to validate models
  • Support the technology base through selected system driven basic research in materials, components, and command & control

Real-time digital power simulator at CAPS

Focus on the systems issues of new and emerging power system concepts

  • System reaction to new component characteristics
  • New component specifications for improved system performance
  • Power quality issues generated by solid state switching, pulsed loads, and fault management
  • System performance — reliability, re-configurability, control are all changed with new components and technologies

Incorporate a formal program of cost and risk analysis and economic assessment of developments and markets