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Researcher: Robert Lasseter

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Areas of Expertise
  • Applied physics
  • Computing
  • Information
  • Power
  • Distributed resources
  • Restructuring of electrical power system
  • Application of power electronics to utility systems
  • Simulation methods
  • Power electronic circuits and control
  • High voltage direct current (HVDC) systems
  • Static var compensators (SVC)
  • Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS)
  • Power quality systems
Web Site Robert Lasseter's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,932,637 - Control of small distributed energy resources, issued April 2011.
  • 7,920,942 - Control of combined storage and generation in distributed energy resources, issued April 2011.
  • 7,787,272 - Inverter based storage in dynamic distribution systems including distributed energy resources, issued August 2010.
  • 7,715,950 - Non-inverter based distributed energy resource for use in a dynamic distribution system, issued May 2010.
  • 7,521,825 - Interface switch for distributed energy resources, issued April 2009.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20100207456 - Control of small distributed energy resources, published August 2010.
  • 20090326724 - Control of combined storage and generation in distributed energy resources, published December 2009.
  • 20080215187 - Non-inverter based distributed energy resource for use in a dynamic distribution system, published September 2008.
  • 20080212343 - Inverter based storage in dynamic distribution systems including distributed energy resources, published September 2008.
  • 20070129110 - Interface switch for distributed energy resources, published June 2007.
Recent Publication(s)
  • CERTS Microgrid demonstration with large-scale energy storage and renewable generation. Alegria E, Brown T, Minear E, Lasseter RH. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2014 Feb 14;5(2):937-943. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2013.2286575.

  • Voltage-source control of PV inverter in a CERTS microgrid. Du W, Jiang Q, Erickson M, Lasseter RH. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 2014 Jul 21;29(4):1726-1734. doi: 10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2302313.

  • Real-world performance of a CERTS microgrid in Manhattan. Panora R, Gehret JE, Furse MM, Lasseter RH. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 2014 Sep 17;5(4):1356-1360. doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2301953.

  • Modeling and control of a natural gas generator set in the CERTS microgrid. Renjit AA, Illindala MS, Lasseter RH, Erickson MJ, D Klapp. 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition. 2013 Sep 15:1640-1646. doi: 10.1109/ECCE.2013.6646903.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Power Systems Engineering Research Center
  • Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium
  • Dong-Eui University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Kwang M. Son
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-0186
Current University UW–Madison
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering / Engineering Experiment Station
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments
Site Director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)
Life Fellow, IEEE
Address Line 1 2559A Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Control of Small, Distributed Energy Resources

Interface Switch for Distributed Energy Resources

Autonomous Control of Inverter-Based Storage in Dynamic Distribution Systems

Non-Inverter-Based Distributed Energy Resource for Use in a Dynamic Distribution System