Electric Utilities & Smart Grids

Electric Utilities:

IBM Infographics

Is the power grid too big?

Electrons want to be free

Energy and energy types

Short term load forecasting

10 biggest grid projects for 2019

Ice-proof coating for big structures

Getting the carbon out of emissions

Energy markets and energy policies

Preparing utilities for climate change

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

Financing for clean, resilient power solutions

Nanomaterial to help reduce CO2 emissions

Crowdsourcing power plant CO2 emissions data

Breakthrough in converting waste heat to electricity

Wireless device converts 'lost' energy into electric power

A customer-focused framework for electric system resilience

Growth of 'distributed' electricity could transform utility systems

Study highlights electric grids' vulnerabilities to extreme weather

Power restoration prediction following extreme events and disasters

The climate and increased extreme weather affect our energy systems

The greenhouse impact of unconventional gas for electricity generation

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

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

New approach could reduce human health impacts of electric power generation

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

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

Worldwide electricity productioin vulnerable to climate and water resource change

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

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

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

Quantifying the economic value of space weather forecasting on power grids: an economic study

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

Water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of literature

Optimal electricity planning and dispatching with hourly time-scale air quality and health considerations

Enviromental co-benefits and adverse side-effects of alternative power sector decarbonization strategies

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

Smart Grids:

Power blackout risks

Keeping the lights on

The smart grid (audio)

A smart grid: self-organised simply

Finding reserves on the electrical grid

Will plug-in cars crash the electric grid? 

Simulation software optimizes smart grids

Can digital twins help moderize electric grids?

George Arnold of NIST on smart grid standards

Cross-border interconnections on every continent 

Connecting dead ends increases power grid stability   

New electricity maters are smart - but are they trusted?

Saving lots of computing capacity with a new algorithm

Disaggregated end-use energy sensing for the smart grid

Quantum cryptography put to work for electric grid security

US national grid creates big questions for transmission industry

Innovative superconductor fibers carry 40 times more electricity

Using computers and sensors to curb electricity use in buildings

U.S., Europe collaborating on smart grid standards development

Supergrid: efficient generation, storage and distribution of energy

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

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

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept 

Calculation of voltages in electric power transmission lines during historic geomagnetic storms  

Wireless power transmission:  

NZ to trial world first commercial long-rangs, wireless power transmission

Buildlngs as an energy source:

US building energy efficiency and flexibility as an electric grid resource


A study of 5 countries that generate electricity from renewable resources

The Americas:

US Coal-fired power plants

US electrificaion futures study

US power plant emissions down

Canada can be energy superpower

Rewiring the US Northwest's infrastructure

Hydrogen for large-scale electricity generation in USA

California's green energy future requires reimagining the power grid

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

Microgrids could help California improve resilience in face of wildfire threat

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

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

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

88 high-tech cameras installed in Southern and Northern California to provide monitoring of fire risk

Can switching fuels save water? Freshwater consumption for Texas coal, natural gas-fired electricity

Water-use reduction associated with the transition from coal to natural gas in the US e;ectricty sector

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

The water implications of generating electricity: US water use in different electricity pathways through 2050

Horizontal cooling towers: riverine ecosystem services, thermoelectric heat in the contemporary Northeast US


Europe power grid recovery after natural hazard impact

Solar power grows to provide 10% of EU's electricity in summer 2021

Comparing coal phase-out pathways: the UK's and Germany's diverging transition

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

Challenges for electricity network governance in whole system change: Norway's energy transition insights  

NTT Data/Autogrid announcement

India electricity to flow to Bangaladesh

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  


Space weather threat to Australian power networks assessed

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