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Emerging Technologies and Energy Innovation

The energy industry- utilities, third-party power producers, academic institutions, research labs, and subject-matter experts are all working together to develop new, cost-effective, and innovative options to generate and store electricity. Much of this effort is dedicated to exploring opportunities for consumers, understanding preferences, usage patterns, and lifestyle needs at homes and businesses. Energy innovations such as grid sensors like synchrophasors can detect abnormalities in nanoseconds, helping to preserve reliability along with distribution and transmission systems, for example. Plug-in electric vehicles can potentially sell power back to the grid at peak times to relieve the demand for new generating units. These types of advanced technologies help strengthen and advance the power grid, keeping energy affordable for all.

To learn more about energy innovation, please visit https://www.energy.gov/science-innovation