Some utilities are employing AI and machine learning to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19

We are often reading about new applications for artificial intelligence. Kyle Wiggers writes on the Venture Beat website about how AI is being used to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19.   How utilities are using AI to adapt to electricity demands The spread of the novel coronavirus that causes … Continue reading Some utilities are employing AI and machine learning to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19

Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Carbon emissions from the power sector fell by 107 million metric tonnes in the past decade. Isabella Cipirska explains about recent developments in an article on the inews website.   Britain's power system is decarbonising faster than anywhere in the world, report finds Britain's power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere … Continue reading Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Renewables in the energy transition – “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.”

Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate in Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York and Karl R. Rabago, Professor of Law; Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center, at Pace University write on The Conversation website about a novel way to approach renewable energy development. What do you think?   A … Continue reading Renewables in the energy transition – “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.”

Evidence that Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure” in US like power plants and gas pipelines

We are realising more and more how vulnerable our economies are. Almost daily we are reading about hacking incidents. Obviously, this is worrying as we live in an increasingly interconnected world. Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies at the University of Florida writes on The Conversation website about the worrying situation and the steps … Continue reading Evidence that Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure” in US like power plants and gas pipelines

Thoughts about grid modernisation

Our energy transition has many implications for our electrical systems, as we are increasingly aware of. Peter O’Connor, a Kendall Science Fellow, writes an important article on the Union of Concerned Scientists website about grid modernisation and the role of electric vehicles.   What Is Grid Modernization—and What’s the Role of Electric Vehicles? Utilities around … Continue reading Thoughts about grid modernisation

Important steps towards a reliable grid system

Sara Hastings-Simon and Binnu Jeyakumar from the Pembina Institute in Alberta write on their website about the role of baseloads in our grid management. They argue that a different approach may prove more sustainable.   Baseload myths and why we need to change how we look at our grid As the mercury climbed in Alberta … Continue reading Important steps towards a reliable grid system

Setting priorities for electricity grid infrastructure spending in the US

With all the discussion about smart grids and electricity market design changes, we often overlook the state of the current grid. Joshua D. Rhodes writes on The Conversation website what it would cost the US to replace its “old, dirty, creaky” grid.   The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to … Continue reading Setting priorities for electricity grid infrastructure spending in the US

The dynamics of Australia’s grids – renewables versus fossil fuels

There is on-going concern about the effect of renewables on our grid systems. Giles Parkinson writes a good article on the REneweconomy website arguing that the biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar.   Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar The biggest … Continue reading The dynamics of Australia’s grids – renewables versus fossil fuels