The Future is Bright Thanks to Power Engineer-to-Be

From TI E2E Community Blog
November 19, 2015

Monica Mercado-Oliveras, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

If we continue to consume energy at the rate we do, our future is in the hands of those students who have a passion to help us find new solutions to seemingly hopeless power problems.

Thankfully, the future looks bright with the next generation of power engineers. We recently had the chance to meet the brightest of these students at the North American Power Symposium (NAPS).

In partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), national administrator of  GEARED (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment) –  a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative – we had the pleasure of recognizing engineering students for their innovative power system solutions in the area of renewable energy at NAPS.

First place winner in the TI-sponsored poster session was Monica Mercado-Oliveras from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) for her student poster on Residential Grid-tied Photovoltaic Energy System Design in Puerto Rico.

We took some time to sit down with this determined world changer to hear what led to to pursue her passion for power engineering.

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