Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications

LF Energy also has support from Europe’s largest transmission power systems provider, a network that represents 43 transmission system operators from 36 countries, and the Electric Power Research Institute, whose membership represents 90 percent of U.S. electric utility revenue.

The initiative, announced earlier this month, is focused on open-source software, and on collaboration to accelerate the transition to connected power system devices to modernize the grid.

“This initiative will allow us to share our research results with the open source community and facilitate technology transition to industry,” said Gabor Karsai said, associate director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.