publication . Preprint . 2017

Digital Grid: Transforming the Electric Power Grid into an Innovation Engine for the United States

Chakrabortty, Aranya; Huang, Alex;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 May 2017
The electric power grid is one of the largest and most complex infrastructures ever built by mankind. Modern civilization depends on it for industry production, human mobility, and comfortable living. However, many critical technologies such as the 60 Hz transformers were developed at the beginning of the 20th century and have changed very little since then.1 The traditional unidirectional power from the generation to the customer through the transmission-distribution grid has also changed nominally, but it no longer meets the need of the 21st century market energy customers. On one hand, 128m US residential customers pay $15B/per month for their utility bill, y...
free text keywords: Computer Science - Computers and Society
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NSF| The Computing Community Consortium II
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1136993
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
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