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September 1, 2019

New PNNL report shows utilities not ready to capitalize on energy storage benefits. Most people don’t really think…
AI Ups Response Time when the Grid Goes Down

August 30, 2019

PNNL researchers develop algorithm to assess electrical grid problems in real time. Trouble on the electric grid might…
Tool Could Keep Solar Power From Going Off The Grid

August 25, 2019

PNNL research creates new approach to managing solar power transmission and distribution. Utility engineers have the difficult task…
A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

July 26, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable…
Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool that previews a year on grid in minutes

June 25, 2019

Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed…
Artificial intelligence can make the U.S. electric grid smarter

June 17, 2019

Argonne researchers apply machine learning to inform more reliable grid planning and operations. The following article is part…
Generator Grid: How Do They Function in Our Daily Lives?

May 15, 2019

Electricity has become a basic need for most people. However, not everyone is connected to the power grid,…
Study shows value of sharing energy – including wind and solar – across America’s grids

May 6, 2019

As the sun drops on another busy day in America, arrows on a map of the country point…
Creating a cloak for grid data in the cloud

April 23, 2019

Argonne team develops innovative framework to make cloud-based computing more secure. Delivering modern electricity is a numbers game.…
Data to drive energy system transition

February 21, 2019

Summer energy challenges and high power bills may soon find data-driven solutions through a new research program from…
ORNL teams with Los Alamos, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech

February 13, 2019

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered…
Transforming the future: LLNL team explores electric grid modernization via HPC

January 25, 2019

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has successfully deployed a widely used power distribution grid simulation software…
Average U.S. electricity customer interruptions totaled nearly 8 hours in 2017

December 3, 2018

Electric power for U.S. customers was interrupted for an average of 7.8 hours (470 minutes) in 2017, nearly…
Power Forward Challenge: Building the energy systems of tomorrow

November 23, 2018

We’re challenging Canadian and U.K. companies to design better power grids, connecting our nations to clean, user-friendly grids…
New algorithms predict power grid impacts from hackers, earthquakes and … squirrels?

November 8, 2018

What would it take for an entire American city to lose power? What circumstances and failures in the…
Hurricane Michael caused 1.7 million electricity outages in the Southeast United States

October 26, 2018

Hurricane Michael resulted in outages for up to 1.7 million electricity customers across six states, according to situation…
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures

September 25, 2018

A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for…
Power-hungry data centers may help make a more efficient national electric grid

September 17, 2018

Large-scale data centers — the massive warehouses full of mainframe computers that form the information backbones of companies…
Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii, threatens energy infrastructure

August 28, 2018

Hurricane Lane, a Category 3 hurricane, is currently on track to pass just to the south and west…
Pair of Research Products to Improve Power System Reliability and Resilience

July 31, 2018

Berkeley Lab co-develops guidebook and website for valuing the benefits of utility investments. A newly updated online tool…
Major utilities continue to increase spending on U.S. electric distribution systems

July 23, 2018

Spending on electricity distribution systems by major U.S. electric utilities—representing about 70% of total U.S. electric load—has risen 54% over…
MIT engineers build smart power outlet

June 18, 2018

Have you ever plugged in a vacuum cleaner, only to have it turn off without warning before the…
Bad News: Researchers Have Discovered Malware That Steals Data Via Power Lines

April 27, 2018

Most computer users are familiar with malware that infiltrates their machines when they download something or use the…
Chemical cluster could transform energy storage for large electrical grids

February 20, 2018

To power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system…
Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

January 5, 2018

Sandia’s controls use real-time data to reduce inter-area oscillations on western grid Picture a teeter-totter gently rocking back…
New project aims transform electrical grid resiliency distributed energy resources

October 2, 2017

In the event of a major earthquake, hurricane or flood, electricity might be lost for days, affecting communications,…
Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country

August 8, 2017

On August 21, a solar eclipse will obscure the sunlight needed to generate electricity at approximately 1,900 utility-scale…
VERBUND Innovation Challenge

June 23, 2017

VERBUND is interested in a creative solution for three different formulated tasks (challenges). Innovative companies have the opportunity…
The Brooklyn Microgrid is the Key to Sustainable Energy

May 8, 2017

Peer-to-peer is the future of business. Airbnb has revolutionized the short-term rental market, ridesharing services like Lyft and…
Engineer developing tools, technologies to make a better, smarter power grid

October 28, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, NASA released satellite images showing long, dark swaths along the…
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