Electric Utilities & Smart Grids

Electric Utilities:

Simulation brings global 100% renewable electricity system alive for the first time

Breakthrough in converting waste heat to electricity    Is the power grid too big?

Worldwide electricity productioin vulnerable to climate and water resource change

Study highlights electric grids' vulnerabilities to extreme weather

Financing for claen, resilient power solutions    Electrons want to be free

Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into elctric power    

The next big thing in the elnergy sector: photovoltaic generated DC electricity    

Getting the carbon out of emissions   Crowdsourcing power plant CO2 emissions data

New approach could reduce human health impacts of electric power generation

New approach for optimal electricity planning and dispatching with hourly time-scale air quality and health considerations

What is the role for carbon cycle science in the proposed EPA power plant rule?

The greenhouse impact of unconventional gas for electricity generation

A study of 5 countries that generate electricity from renewable resources

Is natural gas a 'brifge' to a hotter future?

Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation

HyRef: new wind and solar forecasting system      IBM Infographics      NTT Data/Autogrid announcement

Achieving 100% reliance on renewable energy for electricity generation  in Central America

Wind, solar paired with storage could be cost-effective way to US power grid

Preparing utilities for climate change    US power plant emissions down    US Coal-fired power plants 

Growth of 'distributed' electricity could transform utility systems

Vulnerabilities and opportunities at the nexus of electricity, water and climate

Linking electricity and water models to access electricity choices at water-relevant scales

Evaluation of power generation options in response to changes in surface water reservoir storage

Water constraints on European power supply under climate change: impacts on electricity prices

Modeling low-carbon US electricity futures to explore impacts on national and regional water usage

Life cycle water use for electricty generation: a review and harmonization of literature estimates

Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature

Thermal effluent from the power sector: an analysis of once-through cooling system impacts on surface water temperature  

Horizontal cooling towers: riverine ecosystem services and the fate of thermoelectric heat in the contemporary Northeast US

Rewiring the US Northwest's infrastructure 

Water use for electricity in the US: an analysis of reported and calculated water use information for 2008

The water implications of generating electricity: water use across the US based on different electricity pathways through 2050 

Can switching fuels save water? A life cycle quantification of freshwater consumption for Texas coal- and natural gas-fired electricity

UCLA center creates first intteractive electricity-use map of Los Angeles 

Hydrogen for large-scale electricity generation in USA   Canada can be energy superpower

China's power utilities exposed to water disruption   China's power utilities in hot water: report summary 

Health costs of coal-sourced electricity in SouthEast Asia   India electricity to flow to Bangaladesh 

Simulations of Scenarios with 100% Renewable Electricity in the Australian National Electricity Market

Nanomatterial to help reduce CO2 emissions

Smart Grids:

A smart grid: self-organised simply

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept 

Quantum cryptography put to work for electric grid security    Keeping the lights on

New electricity maters are smart - but are they trusted?

Will plug-in cars crash the electric grid?    Connecting dead ends increases power grid stability     

The need to coordinate transmission policy: an overview of the issues

US national grid creates big questions for transmission industry    Finding reserves on the electrical grid

Power Blackout Risks    George Arnold of NIST On Smart Grid Standards    The Smart Grid (audio)

U.S., Europe Collaborating on Smart Grid Standards Development

US nationwide HVDC: cheapest way to radically cut CO2 emissions? 

Simulation software optimizes smart grids    Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Supergrid: efficient generation, storage and distribution of energy    

Cross-border interconnections on every continent       Powering up Asia's super-grid

Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings

Innovative Superconductor Fibers Carry 40 Times More Electricity

Disaggregated End-Use Energy Sensing for the Smart Grid