Farshogar Umrigar

Before You Go

Farshogar Umrigar (EE, M.S. EE ‘17), product manager for Veriown Inc., recently visited the CSMART laboratory at the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, part of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research at Illinois Institute of Technology. Using OSIsoft computer technology, Umrigar is looking at graphs on his laptop depicting all of the renewable resources attached to Stuart Building on Mies Campus:

“The graphs I am looking at show me the total solar generation, wind generations, battery levels, and the overall building load. On the TV you see another design that shows the same information but for many buildings on campus. The big tower in the picture is a RTDS (real-time digital simulator). This is used by the Ph.D. students to run simulations of the [Illinois Tech] microgrid.” 

Photo: David Ettinger