3 Questions: The future of nuclear energy

The MIT Energy Initiative continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change. Below, the co-directors of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems discuss their vision for transforming the energy…

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Hot Topics at DistribuTECH 2018: The rise of DERMS, integrated interconnection and DER adoption planning

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Every year we’re inspired at DistribuTECH, where in 2018 more than 11,000 participants from over 70 countries gathered in San Antonio to discuss the latest topics on grid modernization. For Clean Power Research and our customers, there was ample evidence that many of the topics we’ve focused on the past…

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The future of solar forecasting with the new GOES-16 satellite

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The SolarAnywhere® team transforms satellite images into industry-leading solar irradiance data. We make algorithms, not satellites, so when NOAA/NASA upgrades the hardware, we take notice of the possibilities—and get to work. On January 2, 2018 we made a seamless transition to the new NOAA/NASA GOES-East (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) for…

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Why WattPlan Grid: Planning for DER adoption

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Eight months ago, Clean Power Research and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) formed a unique partnership to solve the critical challenge of planning for DER adoption. In the words of our partners at SMUD, this new DER planning software—called WattPlan® Grid—is needed to “address a gap in the integrated…

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3 Questions: Transforming our electric power system

The MIT Energy Initiative continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change. Francis O’Sullivan and Christopher Knittel, co-directors of the Center for Electric Power Systems Research, collaborated on answers to three…

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