Tag: electricity grid

An electrical grid is an interconnected network for delivering electricity from suppliers to consumers. It consists of generating stations that produce electrical power, high-voltage transmission lines that carry power from distant sources to demand centers, and distribution lines that connect individual customers.

Powering Africa

Powering Africa

In Ghana, “dumsor,” or “off and on,” is an energy supply issue that businesses contend with every day. To stay in operation, they must rely heavily on backup generators. Power shortages on farms sometimes cut revenues in half, costing Ghana’s economy about 2% of its GDP.  Energy-related issues are widely

Omniscience and Optimization

Omniscience and Optimization

Energy management is an increasingly important topic across all business types, as buildings are one of their biggest energy consumers and producers. Buildings consume 40% of the energy and produce 21% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Even more startling, one-third of the energy used in a typical facility is unnecessary,

City of Pittsburgh partners with Siemens to plan for energy resilience

City of Pittsburgh partners with Siemens to plan for energy resilience

Siemens City Performance tool will measure technology impacts

The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with Siemens to implement the City Performance Tool, a data-driven software platform that helps cities calculate the environmental and economic impacts of infrastructure technologies. Through the partnership, announced at an event hosted by Harvard Business Review, Siemens,

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

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