One of CEAGE's core activities is leading research projects on behalf of our sponsoring agencies.  CEAGE has and continues to compete and collaborate with various institutions in conducting research projects. 

Ongoing Projects 

Listed below are CEAGE's ongoing projects.

Project Duration Project Title
09/2011 - 08/2013
Role of the Smart Grid in Alleviating Electrical Power System Stress Conditions Through Demand Response

This Partnership for Innovation Projectis based on collaboration among Virginia Tech, three small businesses and a utility partner. The proposed partnership...

08/2011 - 07/2013
US-Egypt Cooperative Research: Managing Grid Integration of large-Scale Wind Power Parks using Energy Storage Technology and Demand Response

As large wind power parks, or wind farms, rapidly expand around the world, electric power systems operators face new challenges. While it is desirable to...

09/2009 - 09/2012
Bi-Level Demand Sensitive LED Street Lighting Systems

The objective of the proposed search is to design, develop and deploy an energy efficient LED street lighting system as a retrofit to an existing system...

09/2009 - 08/2012
A Test Bed for Analyzing the Security and Resilience of the DG-Integrated Electric Power Distribution Network

The objective of the proposed research is to develop a simulation test bed which can be used to quantify and analyze the impact of future demand and...

09/2009 - 09/2012
Feasibility and Guidelines for the Development of Microgrids in Campus Type Facilities

The objective of this research project is to explore the feasibility of and provide guidelines for the development of microgrids. This will be carried out...

Completed Projects

Listed below are some of CEAGE's recently completed projects.

Project Duration Project Title
05/2008 - 06/2009
Modeling and Simulation of a DG-Integrated Intelligent Microgrid

This is a one-year effort for the simulation of an intelligent and autonomous power system. Physical devices, such as distributed energy resources (DER),...

09/2007 - 09/2008
Intelligent Distributed Autonomous Power Systems (IDAPS): A Framework for a Resilient and Environmentally-friendly Microgrid.

The objective of this exploratory research proposal is to build a broad framework of an Intelligent Distributed Autonomous Power System (IDAPS) at a...

10/2000 - 08/2003
Geothermal Heat Pumps for Energy$mart Schools in Virginia

This project promoted the installation of ground-source heat pump systems for the heating and cooling of K-12 school buildings throughout Virginia. A...

09/2000 - 02/2003
A Digital Library Network for Engineering and Technology (DLNET)

The objective of DLNET was to develop a Web-based collection of engineering and technology-related content targeted at the professional community so as to...

09/2000 - 11/2001
Innovative Approaches to Providing Electric Power as a Critical Infrastructure Element for High-Technology Economic Growth in Virginia

This project focused on Virginia's ability to provide the high-quality power and security of electricity supply demanded by mission critical...