Energy & Green Tech

Grid coordination opens road for electric vehicle flexibility

As electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to rev up in the United States, the power grid is in parallel contending with the greatest transformation in its 100-year history: the large-scale integration of renewable energy and ...

Engineering

Cooler data centers help take the heat off electric bills

From streaming movies or games and sharing photos on Instagram to the growing use of "smart" devices and growth in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, the amount of data being processed is escalating. As a result, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Smart devices to schedule electricity use may prevent blackouts

Power plants generate electricity and send it into power lines that distribute energy to nodes, or sites, where it can be used. But if the electricity load is more than the system's capacity, transmission can fail, leading ...

Energy & Green Tech

Calculating the rising energy demand for cooling

Due to climate change, the average global temperature will rise in the coming decades. This should also significantly increase the number of so-called cooling degree days. These measure the number of hours above a certain ...

Energy & Green Tech

To cool tomorrow's buildings, power sector must grow

Temperatures are rising. Eight of the warmest 10 recorded years of globally averaged temperature have occurred after 1998. Coupled with that increase is a growing demand for electricity to cool buildings. A new study published ...

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