Researchers Develop Algorithms to Defend Smart Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy is moving to a “smart grid” model This new energy system will use digital technology to communicate and transfer energy in a more thoughtful way. The downside is that opening additional access points make the grid vulnerable to both accidental and malicious power failure. It’s possible for hackers to send false information to mislead grid operators, influencing the decisions they make about how to manage the network of electricity. One approach for securing the grid from potential cyberattacks uses game and control theory.

Study Finds Wind Power Storage More Cost-Effective than Solar Power

A team of Stanford University researchers have found wind energy can produce grid-scale storage up to three days of uninterrupted power more cost-effectively than storing solar power. This is solving a problem faced when using renewable energy sources especially when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow.