12 May '11, 10pm
How to reinvent the energy landscape? DOE takes aim
One of the biggest and most important opportunities is the development of a smart grid within the US so the energy infrastructure can become more efficient, more reliable and more secure. The success of this will rely on utilities gaining the confidence in the performance of such integrated systems. That’s why the DOE is building and promoting well-instrumented micro-grids to demonstrate the advantages of implementing these technological changes. It will also facilitate the demonstration and deployment of energy storage technologies for applications ranging from frequency regulation to bulk-energy management.