Consortium for Rapid Smart-Grid Impact

Our global university and industry consortium provides research-based, pragmatic, technical and non-technical solutions for electric-grid related energy challenges.

Consortium for Rapid Smart-Grid Impact members use collectively developed research tools, survey instrument, simulation approaches, lessons and economic analysis and serve as catalyst of change.

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Smart Systems Integration Lab at Purdue University Northwest. Industry partners Landis+Gyr and Schweitzer Engineering Labs assist education and research, providing technical support and state of the art Advanced Metering Infrastructure platform and real-world smart grid devices, such as Volt/Var controllers, Synchrophasors, Smart Meters and Grid Controllers.


Remotely Accessible Cyber-Physical System Testbed and Open Architecture Synchrophasor System for Bangladesh’s National Power Grid’s Cyber Security and Reliability

A CRSGI-member research team led by Hafiz Abdur Rahman of North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh received funding form the Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources) to conduct smart grid research. Athula Kulatunga is a Co-PI of the project.

International Research Experience for U.S. and Brazilian Students Through a Collaborative International Learning (COIL) Approach

Athula Kulatunga and Daniel Sampaio have requested funding from the National Science Foundation to enable student groups from the United States and Brazil to learn how to conduct research to develop and test Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud infrastructures that will provide Maturity Level 4 of Energy Management 4.0.

Research Tools Developed


  • Consumer survey tools
  • Technical data collection tools
  • Energy assessment tools
  • Power systems modeling (power factory)
  • Volt/Var control simulation (Supported by Schweitzer Engineering Labs)
  • Integrated power and advanced meter infrastructure simulator (Supported by Landis+Gyr)
  • Transformer saturation
  • Gaming
  • Data mining in power grids
  • Agent based modeling for distributed energy resource integration


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Field Studies

  • Newly settled rural agrarian community in Ilha Solteira, Brazil
  • Urban community in Guratingueta, Brazil
  • Synchrophasors systems for grid stability, Bangladesh
  • EV charging infrastructure, Sri Lanka
  • Distributed power generation in mountainous villages in Dehradun, India