About Us

The Power System Automation Laboratory (PSAL) at Texas A&M University is committed to developing advanced protection, monitoring, and control systems for electric distribution networks. Our researchers implement these advancements through the intelligent application of computer-based devices to power systems.

Research Goals
The availability of economical microcomputing equipment offers the opportunity for developing sophisticated solutions to the needs of utilities and their customers. The Power System Automation Laboratory performs research on the application of such intelligent equipment on the distribution network. Investigations are directed toward enhancing the capabilities of conventional equipment as well as developing systems which perform new functions. Research concepts are tested through the field demonstration of prototype systems on utility circuits. Areas of research cover a broad range of distribution protection, monitoring, and control functions.

About the Laboratory
The Power Systems Automation Laboratory is a part of the Electric Power Institute in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Sponsored by member electric utility companies in Texas, the Institute provides a focus for undergraduate education and graduate research in electric power engineering. The laboratory is also affiliated with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), an agency of the State of Texas performing research in engineering and related areas.

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