About Us

Our Mission: 

The Center for Microgrid Research is a resource for the power community to transition to carbon free electricity. Through our research, partnerships, and educational programs we produce innovative engineers and technology leaders for the 21st century.

Our Vision:

To be one of the premiere applied engineering research centers in the area of distributed energy resources and microgrids enabling a secure, resilient and carbon-free electric grid for the 21st century.


We gratefully acknowledge the start-up funding received from the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund. 


The University of St. Thomas Microgrid and Center for Microgrid Research are centrally located in the Twin Cities metro area -- about 10 minutes from either downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the MSP International Airport. 

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