Energy and Complexity is the research group of Paul Hines (paul.hines [at], Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont. In collaboration with Prof. Mads Almassalkhi we are part of The Energy Systems Lab at UVM (TESL@UVM). The mission of our group is to understand the complexity of electricity and to use that understanding to make energy systems work better (cleaner, more reliable and less costly) through innovative research. Our group works in close collaboration with the Vermont Complex Systems Center, the UVM Smart Grid IGERT program, and the eEnergy Vermont Smart Grid project.