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Ensuring The Resilience Of The U.S. Electrical Grid Executive Summary The North American power grid is a modern engineering marvel, and yet at the same time it is increasingly a system facing great risk of being disrupted by adverse events. Nearly all of the critical infrastructure elements upon [Read More...]
Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment Washington Examiner For thousands of years, nocturnal light was an expensive luxury. Today we can’t imagine life without cheap round-the-clock light. This is just one example of how the U.S. electrical grid is responsible for facilitating so much of the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part IV: Key Investment Areas and Next Steps Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. Introduction It has been widely observed across many aspects of life that, “knowledge is power,” and this certainly holds true in the case of knowing what is happening and why across the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part III: Requirements For A More Resilient System Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. Despite all the wondrous aspects of our electrical power grid and our increasing dependence upon it, for all too many of us it is essentially invisible, and as a result we take [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part II: Managing the Chaos – and Costs – of Shared Risks Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. The North American power grid is indeed a modern marvel, and yet at the same time it is increasingly a system facing great risk. Part of this is merely due to the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part I: Fixing It Before It Breaks Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Our century-old power grid is the largest interconnected machine on Earth, so massively complex and inextricably linked to human involvement and endeavor that it has [Read More...]
New Rankings Find Renewables a Small but Growing U.S. Energy Source California, Colorado and Massachusetts are the states that have been friendliest to renewable energy in recent years, according to a new analysis on EnergyTrends.org. But each of the states earned only a B on the index, while 16 states [Read More...]
Harnessing The Power Of The Sun: Investing In Utility-Scale Solar Technologies Research Study Executive Summary The three canonical reasons to support development of alternative energy sources have been increasing energy demand, rising energy costs and climate change. To these now must be added political instability in oil producing regions and technological [Read More...]
August 2010 – Energy Regulation Trendwatch Click here to download printer friendly PDF   $92 MILLION AWARDED FOR ARPA-E RESEARCH PROJECTS, INCLUDING GRID-SCALE STORAGE In July, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the U.S. Department of Energy announced $92 million in new funding for 43 research [Read More...]
June 2010 – Energy Regulation Trendwatch Click here to download printer friendly PDF DOE GRANTS SUPPORT SOLAR POWER INITIATIVES Federal energy loan guarantees and grant programs can produce both intended (subsidies for research and development) and unintended (market distortions) effects on technology development and job creation, [Read More...]
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