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Preventing the next blackout

Nine of the 10 biggest blackouts in U.S. history were caused by hurricanes, whose sustained high winds have knocked out power lines over broad geographical areas. Topping the list is Hurricane Maria, which in October disabled ...

Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload

Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new ...

Can models predict grid tolerance to environmental extremes?

Understanding the environmental conditions associated with stress on the electric grid has important practical considerations, but also represents a complex scientific and modeling challenge. A research team led by scientists ...

Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico

Tesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures

A project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where ...

Protecting the power grid with circuit simulation methods

In December 2015, Russian hackers allegedly pummeled Ukraine's power grid, disrupting the flow of electricity for nearly a quarter-million Ukrainians. Then, in December 2016, roughly a year after the first attack, the hackers ...

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