November – General Issue

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Written by Satish Saini

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Grid Deployment Office is administering a $10.5 billion Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program to enhance grid flexibility and improve the resilience of the power system against growing threats of extreme weather and climate change. These programs will accelerate the deployment of transformative projects that aim to ensure the reliability of the power sector’s infrastructure, helping all communities access affordable, reliable, clean electricity anytime, anywhere.

Written by Mohammed Rameez Rizvi

The electricity sector has been through a remarkable shift in recent times, as a result of modern creative technologies. As the demand for energy continues to rise along with the need to diminish carbon emissions, the power industry must adjust and accept new strategies. This article will discuss how novel advancements are reforming the power field and affecting businesses and individuals alike. We will analyze specific cases in order to understand how much this transformation has changed things thus far, and what implications this could have down the road for all parties involved in this business.

Written by Dillip Kumar Mishra and Jiangfeng Zhang

The global pursuit of sustainable energy transition has experienced a paradigm shift towards advanced energy storage technologies, emerging with solid-state batteries (SSBs). This shift could be a leading force in the energy transition. SSBs differ from conventional Li-ion batteries, as they replace the liquid electrolyte with the solid electrolyte, providing significant sustainability benefits. In the movement towards a greener, more efficient energy future, SSBs are critically important in many ways. SSBs are distinguished by their safety and reliability, as they alleviate the risks associated with the thermal runaway in conventional batteries, particularly in electric vehicles.

Written by Geetika Aggarwal, Maher Al-Greer, and Maria Jenisha Charles Thanasingh Packiaraj

In recent years, advancements in technology have resulted in the development of smart cities, equipped with several wireless and electronic devices such as sensors, actuators, microcontrollers based on the Internet of Things (IoT), etc.. The Smart Grid is a two-way communication of electric demand through digital technologies and IoTs. According to recent surveys, it is predicted that by 2030, more than 60% of the human population will live in urban areas. In view of potential global energy crises and the rising cost of living, it is paramount to provide a sustainable and optimal IoT-based infrastructure in smart cities based on Smart Grid. This article lists the potential applications of IoT and Smart Grid in smart cities, highlighting the benefits for the citizens and the community.

Written by Shamsul Aizam Zulkifli and Mubashir Hayat Khan

Nowadays, more and more Distributed Generations (DGs) are being connected to the existing electrical grid system. This suggests that in the future, the DGs will dominate the majority of power generation in the network. Before it can dominate the entire system, the DGs should be integrated and assimilated with or without self-generation with the existing generation, such as the large synchronous generator (SG).

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