WVU, Pittsburgh Universities Team Up to Modernize Energy Grid

West Virginia University will lead a $1 million collaborative effort to create an innovation ecosystem in the region.

The school is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University on a project funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Together, they’re going to take the expertise that exists around energy in the West Virginia-southwestern Pennsylvania region and help catalyze a larger energy revolution…

Engines, as the project is being called, intends to look at new ways to diversify energy sources and carriers, carbon sequestration and storage, and other ways to bolster and support the energy transition. The NSF put the program together less than two years ago. ..

She said that due to the geographical proximity of the three universities as well as the region’s history as an energy production area positioned them to submit an application around energy diversification and grid resilience.

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