What Does a Grid Need to Be Resilient?

Resilient grid

Recent experiences in the United States demonstrate that new technologies and systems, including mini-grids and the communication and automation technologies that sync them with traditional power sources, can help prevent energy crises like the one being experienced in Puerto Rico

When we talk about renewable energy sources like solar and wind we need appropriate forecasting as it can affect the grid integrated to the solar or wind system as it can lead to frequency fluctuations, along with appropriate forecasting we need to have data for demand and supply in which area and at what time as demand and supply prediction along with appropriate forecasting will be helpful in making a grid resilient.

But grids need more to be resilient.

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Storm Axel worst German flooding in decades

Storm Axel worst German flooding in decades

The port city’s historic fish market, which lies directly on the harbour, was filled with knee-deep water, while cars and busses driving along the water front flooded through the high tides.

Flooded streets and basements, cars underwater, dams overwhelmed – storm Axel brought great damage to parts of the Baltic coast in Germany last Wednesday.

The northern states of Germany had to survive a hurricane force storm; the worst flooding in eleven years. 

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Sea level rising is like the eye of the hurricane

Sea level rising is like the eye of the hurricane

This undated photo courtesy of NASA shows Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Ice in west Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate, new research shows.

It’s quiet about sea level rising. Like the eye of the hurricane, around which the storm is raging.

But a new report from the Climate Council announces, global warming will put at risk coastal infrastructure worth up to 226 billion dollars! Read More

Japan transforms to a ‘hydrogen society’

Japan, new energy, hydrogen, climate change

Japan leads the race for a hydrogen

After Fukushima, Japan (and Germany) changed it’s energy policy drastic. No nucleair energy any more for this country.

They now focus on hydrogen as a way to transform to a hydrogen society.  Read More

Earthquakes, river flooding, cyclones and tsunamis: world’s 10 riskiest cities

CHILE EARTHQUAKE

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparks 2-metre tsunami april 2014

What are the world’s riskiest cities when it comes to natural disasters? A reinsurance company set out to assess 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami. Here are Swiss Re’s overall top 10 most risky cities.  Read More