Producing electricity from industrial waste heat
Explaining the high performance of a promising material
Tesla eyes hurricane-ravaged Caribbean, could shape power grids
Francis O'Sullivan, MITEI's director of research, talks with reporter Emre Kelly about the value of microgrids in increasing resilience to natural disasters. “In places like the U.S. Virgin Islands, it makes a whole lot of sense right now," he says. "They should look to integrate today’s newer technologies and not simply rebuild the old system we had.”
Eskom’s unsustainable business model in need of proactive reform – Eberhard
In Engineering News, MITEI's Ignacio Perez-Arriaga discusses how changing patterns of electricity use are forcing global power utilities to rethink their "antiquated business models." The article cites examples from MITEI's Utility of the Future study.
How to avoid blackouts in hurricanes? Model power grids after the internet, says one expert.
PRI's The World
On PRI's "The World," MITEI director of research Francis O'Sullivan explains how microgrids can help make the electric grid more resilient against mass blackouts in future natural disasters like Hurricane Irma.
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change; Sloan School of Management