Power Systems

Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Power Systems by on February 7, 2020 0 Comments
Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

The world of engineering is always changing. Whether you’re in industry or academia, innovation is the name of the game, and it can be a challenge to keep up! In our Read Like an Engineer series, we’ll share where WPI engineers get their news.  Michael Ahern is the Director of Power Systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As […]

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New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems, Professional Development by on January 31, 2020 0 Comments
New Interview: WPI’s Mike Ahern & Energy Central

One of WPI’s resident Power Systems experts has been busy lately! Michael Ahern recently sat down with power systems publication Energy Central as part of their Getting To Know The Experts interview series. Ahern talked about his path into power systems, the evolving training needs for power professionals, and a lot more. Read Energy Central’s interview […]

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Fighting Climate Change: Massachusetts Task Force Enlists WPI CPE Expert

Fighting Climate Change: Massachusetts Task Force Enlists WPI CPE Expert

One of WPI’s resident experts in renewable energy and power systems will join a brand-new, statewide environmental task force in Massachusetts. The goal: reduce greenhouse emissions drastically by 2050 to combat climate change. According to a WPI release, Michael Ahern, Director of WPI’s Power Systems programs, “has accepted the invitation of state Secretary of Energy […]

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ARTICLE: “Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on HR and Recruiting”

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
ARTICLE: “Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on HR and Recruiting”

Distributed Energy Resources, or DER, are renewable power sources and storage: wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. These innovations are in demand today, and often subsidized by the government because of their limited environmental impact compared to fossil fuels. But with this new frontier of power comes a wave of new complexities to tackle, and […]

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ARTICLE: “Top 7 Issues Facing Power Grid Modernization”

Filed in Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems by on July 30, 2019 0 Comments
ARTICLE: “Top 7 Issues Facing Power Grid Modernization”

Electric power delivery is an ever-changing science, and there’s no sign of that changing. As demand grows worldwide for the use of electricity, the technical complexity and security of power grids become more and more important. How can we modernize the grid to ensure it keeps pace with the evolving needs and challenges that lie […]

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Building the Energy Workforce of the Future

Filed in Power Systems, Trends in Higher Education by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Building the Energy Workforce of the Future

Utilities are a graying industry. That means there are more professionals retiring from the energy-delivery field each year than there is new talent to replace them. As the grid becomes smarter and more complex, the need for a robust workforce grows.  To combat this trend, power experts have to approach the problem from several angles and […]

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WPI’s Michael Ahern on the Merrimack Valley Explosions

Filed in Our Faculty, Power Systems by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
WPI’s Michael Ahern on the Merrimack Valley Explosions

Michael Ahern has been in high demand lately. Last week, when gas explosions devastated over 70 homes across Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts, one question was on everyone’s mind: How did this happen?  As WPI Corporate & Professional Education’s resident power systems engineer, Ahern had the answers. And over the past several days, he has […]

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Wind Energy and the Future of Power

Filed in Announcements, Energy Symposium, Power Systems by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Wind Energy and the Future of Power

Did you know that New England leads the United States in the building of offshore wind farms?  Wind energy is just one of several sources of renewable power that is taking hold across the world. These offshore wind-power generators offer much in the way of clean energy, and New England is at the forefront of […]

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The Power Grid of the Future

Filed in Power Systems, Trends in Higher Education by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
The Power Grid of the Future

Technology increases in complexity every day. As the human population expands, demand on resources is growing rapidly. The level of cyber attacks on all manner of technology is more sophisticated than ever. The power grid is not immune to these developments. In fact, the stability of our grid depends on the ability of the power […]

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Pom Poms & Power Systems – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Pom Poms & Power Systems – Gateway Scholar Spotlight

Welcome to the Gateway Scholar Spotlight Series! WPI Online recently launched the Gateway Scholarship, which is awarded each year to 5 of our online, part-time graduate students. This series will introduce you to the award winners: working professionals who are pursuing their educational goals through WPI Online while juggling career, family, and more. At the center of a […]

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