University of Alaska Fairbanks – Power Systems Integration (PSI): Generator Testing and Microgrid Emulation

Capabilities include:

  • Power control testing
  • Grid integration testing


The Power Systems Integration Lab operates on the same scale as a village power system, and has the ability to be modified for individual test scenarios. The lab transforms a potentially chaotic field-testing environment into a continuously improving process for optimizing efficiencies.

Designed for maximum flexibility, this system is capable of testing a wide range of islanded microgrid and distributed generation scenarios, as well as the performance of individual components. Examples include next generation utility energy storage such as innovative battery systems and flywheel technology, diesel-off operation, power electronics development and testing, and model verification.

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Points of Contact:
Robert Bensin –
Jeremy Kasper –

University of Alaska Fairbanks is affiliated with the Pacific Marine Energy Center.