Satish Ranade is all charged up about his work on microgrids. The professor of electrical engineering is department head of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Electrical Utility Management Program. Ranade heads up a team of NMSU researchers studying emerging paradigms for power system delivery and supply.
The focus of the research is on small power systems known as microgrids. Through this system, entities could rely on the generation of individual grids that generate power close to where it is used. When equipped with modern communications and control technology, microgrids provide a robust resource to compliment central station generation. Microgrids are also able to integrate renewable energy sources.
"NMSU really is a pioneer in power research and experimentation with renewable energy," said Ranade. "We are uniquely positioned to contribute toward the development of reliable power sources and delivery to a varied customer base in New Mexico."
- Senior faculty member of Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Senior member of IEEE Power and Energy Society
- Vice Chair of the Transmission and Distribution Committee
Ranade received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saugar University, Sagar, India; a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; a Master of Science degree from NMSU and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.