High Powered Punch

Think of the energy grid as an open faucet - carrying power in just one direction, and it's always on. The paradigm has lasted over a century because power consumers and power generators occupy opposite ends of the grid - but the world is changing.

IEEE Medal of Honor

Dr. Jayant Baliga has received the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Keystone Science Center

FREEDM Systems Center is located in the Keystone Science Center in the heart of Centennial Campus at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.

Advanced Transportation Energy Lab

In our dedicated chassis dynamometer facility, advanced vehicle systems and controls are tested and validated. Using the Laboratory Rapid Assessment Tool, or LabRAT as it is lovingly known, researchers can test components in real world environments and real world drive cycles.

The FREEDM Systems Center College Education Program was designed to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists to research renewable energy based electric power systems.

For Students

Our Research Program focuses on three thrust areas with ten sub-thrusts. Researchers from across partner campuses provide critical expertise, research capabilities and leadership.

For Researchers

The Industry Collaboration and Innovation Program aims at forming a national and international partnership network to speed center results to practical application.

For Industry

Recent News

Earl Energy Finds Talent at FREEDM Center and NC State

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Developing the next generation of engineers is a critical component of the FREEDM Systems Center and NC State University. Students are encouraged to expand their expertise and gain real-world skills by developing relationships with the FREEDM Center’s industry member companies.

Pew Study: Smart Grid Technologies Fuel Innovation in North Carolina

Thursday, October 9, 2014

North Carolina’s policies, high-caliber academic institutions, and innovative business environment have spurred deployment, investment, and job growth in the clean energy sector, according to new research by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The state ranked third, nationally, in new solar capacity installed in 2013 and is a leading hub for research and development on smart grids—digital communication infrastructure that improves the reliability of electricity delivery and helps integrate renewable energy into the electricity grid.

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FREEDM In the News

Wireless Power On the Go

Wireless Power On the Go

Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Researchers at NC State University have come up with a safer and more efficient way to wirelessly transfer power. They're working toward creating a process to charge electric cars that are in motion.

Learning through teaching

Learning through teaching

Monday, November 18, 2013: FREEDM is working on ideas for a 'smart grid' where millions of energy sources, many of them renewable, will put electricity into a system where everyone can tap into it.

NCSU center a jolt for smart grid

NCSU center a jolt for smart grid

Wednesday, May 22, 2013: FREEDM is a research and academic center whose work spans the disciplines of software, computer science and electricity, including technologies that monitor, analyze and control the flow of power in the nation's grid.

Industry
Members
ABB, Inc.
Duke Energy
International Rectifier Corporation
Itron
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Siemens
Total
Cisco
CREE, Inc.
Dominion
Dongfang Electric Corporation
Eaton Corporation
Elster Group
Florida Power & Light
Fuji Electric
General Electric
Green Energy Corp
GridBridge
Hitachi
Huawei
Infineon
LORD Corporation
M.C. Dean
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Petra Solar
PJM Interconnection
Progress Energy
Quanta Technology
RF Micro Devices, Inc.
SAS
Schneider Electric
Sensus
Southern California Edison Company
Toshiba
Vestas
Adelser
Advanced Energy
Bing Energy, Inc.
City of Raleigh
Earl Energy
Electric Power Research Institute
Fairchild Semiconductor
Ford
HexaTech, Inc.
KEMA
McKim & Creed
Newport News Shipbuilding
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
OPAL-RT
Peregrine Power LLC
Powerex
Sarda Technologies
TE Connectivity
The Digital Grid Consortium
Triangle Technology Ventures
Vacon
NCSU
FAMU
FSU
MST
ASU
ETH