Research

High-Level Recorded Talks:

Current Projects:

Reducing Barriers to Residential Energy Security through an Integrated Case-management, Data-driven, Community-based Approach (NSF) + Enhanced Energy Monitoring For Energy Justice in Detroit (UM OVPR)

Publications: B4 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: Panel Session at UM Faculty Symposium on Anti-Racism Research & Scholarship; Resources for the Future Webinar on Exploring Detroit’s Innovative Model for Tackling Energy Insecurity

Project Outputs: Visit the S&CC Virtual Organization

Press: U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods; Energy equity depends on data, and experts say there isn’t enough of it; New collaborative project for advancing energy justice in Detroit; Team working to reduce energy burdens in Detroit recognized with Michigan Difference Student Leadership Award

Stochastic Capacity Scheduling and Control of Distributed Energy Storage Enabling Stacked Services (NSF)

Publications: J49, J46 J40, J39, J32, J31, C102, C101, C100, C97, C96, C94, C89, C88, C87, C84 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: PES GM 2020, PES GM 2021

Press: Johanna Mathieu receives NSF CAREER Award to help build a smarter, more sustainable grid

Planning for Uncertainty in Coupled Water-Power Distribution Networks (NSF)

Publications: J47, J31, C90, C88, C84, C79, C75 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: PSCC 2020, UW Talk, MIT Talk

Press: Optimizing the interactions between critical infrastructure systems

Piloting a Decarbonization-Ready Common Home Assessment (NSF) + Designing a Decarbonization-Ready Common Home Assessment (NSF)

Recorded Talks: Resources for the Future Webinar on Exploring Detroit’s Innovative Model for Tackling Energy Insecurity

Press: Streamlining home assessments for energy justice

Control of Agrivoltaic Systems

Publications: C98 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: AgriVoltaics2023 Poster

Completed Projects: 

Scalable and Safe Control Synthesis for Systems with Symmetries (NSF)

Publications: J45, J44, J33, J26, C100, C93, C83, C80, C73, C72, C58 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: PSCC 2020, ACC 2021

Press: New research for the future of sustainable power and energy

Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Coordinating Distributed Load Resources at Scale (ARPA-E)

Publications: J48, C99, C95, C92, C91, C86 (see publication list), Experimental testbed arXiv pre-print

Recorded Talks: Webinar, Technology Demo, ACC 2022

Project Outputs: Project Overview Poster, GitHub Repo, Final Report

Press: How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid;  Innovative project tests the boundaries of HVAC demand response systems; Research seeking to improve integration of renewable energy into the grid wins R&D 100 award; R&D 100 award

Price, Generation, Emissions, and Transmission Impacts of Energy Storage in PJM (Sloan Foundation)

Publications: J46, J43, C85 (see publication list)

Press: Battery economics could power the future of energy; Integrating battery storage into electrical grids can sometimes increase emissions due to market forces; Energy storage for grid reliability can increase carbon emissions: UMich study

I-DREEM: Impact of Demand Response on short and long term building Energy Efficiency Metrics (DOE Building Technologies Office) and Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Participating in Power System Ancillary Services (UM MCubed Program)

Publications: J42, J41, J37, J36, J35, J29, J17, C104, C103, C81, C77, C76, C67, C54, C51 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: PSCC 2020

Project Outputs: SHIFDR Dataset, PESGM 2023 slides

Press: New research for the future of sustainable power and energy; Using University of Michigan Buildings as Batteries; Living Labs: testing energy efficiency and flexibility in University buildings; Large open dataset aims to improve understanding of building electricity demand response

Mitigating Phase Unbalance for Distribution Systems with High Penetrations of Solar PV (DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office)

Publications: J39, J34, C78, C71 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: PSCC 2020

Inferring the Behavior of Distributed Energy Resources from Incomplete Measurements (NSF)

Publications: J30, J21, J20, B2, C76, C68, C66, C55, C42 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: NILM Workshop

Project Outputs: Papers, Talks, & Posters; Code; Data files for “Real-Time Energy Disaggregation of a Distribution Feeder’s Demand”

Demand Response Algorithms to Improve Electric Power System Stability Margins (NSF)

Publications: J40, J27, C69, C63, C61, C59 (see publication list)

Project Outputs: Papers, Talks, & Posters; Code

Environmental Impacts of Using Distributed Energy Storage for Power System Reserves (NSF)

Publications: J22, J11, C70, C46 (see publication list)

Project Outputs: Code for “Use-phase Drives Lithium Ion Battery Life Cycle Environmental Impacts when Used for Frequency Regulation”

Data-Driven Approaches to Managing Uncertain Load Control in Sustainable Power Systems (NSF)

Publications: J38, J28, J25, J24, J23, J15, C65, C57, C56, C53, C52, C45, C41, C40, C38 (see publication list)

Recorded Talks: DTU Lecture

Project Outputs: Papers, Talks, & Posters; Code

Press: Working to Bring Power from Sustainable Sources to Your Home