The U.S. is in a unique position to lead the world towards a sustainable future. Daniel Kammen, founding director of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL), shows us how to integrate policy, technology, and business practices to create a better, cleaner energy infrastructure.
Making the Connection : 1.3 Billion People Without Power
How do we effectively bring energy, a key economic driver, to people in developing nations? Jason Prapas of Factor(e) discusses the barriers to energy access solutions.
Big Data and the Smart Grid: Is Hadoop the Answer?
What are the programming challenges for handling the massive amounts of data the smart grid will produce? Tom Siebel, Ed Abbo, John Coker, and Zico Kolter from C3 Energy describe the paradigms for providing useful insights from the data in real-time.
Using Integrated, Intermediate-Scale Infrastructure to Improve the Grid
Stanford student Rob Best believes that growing distributed electricity generation can be accommodated by treating buildings as part of the grid.
A Low-Carbon Electricity System Roadmap
A successful transition into a low-carbon electricity system calls for integrated efforts from various business sectors. Gireesh Shrimali from the Monterey Institute of International Studies explains how to put the pieces together.
High Penetration Renewable Integration: A Tale of Spinning Mass, Power Electronics, and Salmon
Increasing renewable penetrations bring in both opportunities and challenges, and solutions to renewable integration challenges are actively being sought after, as discussed by Elaine Hart from E3.
Economics of Renewable Integration and Deliverability in California
The economics of integration of renewables into the grid needs to reflect true prices of variable generation and distribution infrastructure. Pushkar Wagle explains.
the Early innings of big data on the grid
How can big data help to build a more reliable and efficient grid for the 21st century? Sam Steyer explores the intersection between software and electricity consumption.
Africa Leaping Off-Grid
Many millions of Africans lack access to the electricity grid, but Santiago Miret shows us how new solar and micro-hydro systems are allowing them to leapfrog grid development.
RESILIENCY: HOW SUPERSTORM SANDY CHANGED AMERICA’S GRID
Stephen Lacey from Greentech Media describes a profound shift in the utility industry caused by Superstorm Sandy and other crises.