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Electric Power Analytics Consortium Gains Popularity in Houston Media

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Melanie Ziems
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As the Electric Power Analytics Consortium picks up steam, the collaboration between the Cullen College of Engineering, Direct Energy and CenterPoint Energy is gaining popularity in local media.

Houston Public Media ran two stories regarding the initiative in the last week. The first, “CenterPoint, Direct Energy, Join UH In Electric Power Research Venture,” focused on the Consortium’s primary purpose and quoted Direct Energy spokesperson Micah Hirschfield: “We’re just very, very happy that they’ve seen fit to put together something that is not necessarily oil and gas related but is more downstream and focused on the grid…”

Houston Public Media also sat down with Badri Roysam, department chair for electrical and computer engineering, for a second story during a “Bauer Business Focus” broadcast. During the broadcast, Roysam explained more details about the intricacies of the collaboration and the impact it hopes to have on predicting storm-related power outages.

Read “CenterPoint, Direct Energy, Join UH In Electric Power Research Venture” here.

Listen to “Bauer Business Focus: Badri Roysam and Electric Power Research” here.

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