renewable energy

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Visible to the public Coupling Infrastructure Improvements to Food-Energy-Water System Dynamics in Small Cold Region Communities- MicroFE

We ask the question: How does renewable energy improve life in remote communities in Alaska and the Arctic? We are developing a modeling process (MicroFEWS) by which researchers and community members together characterize the impacts of potential renewable energy infrastructure upon the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus in isolated Arctic and Subarctic communities, which are ideally suited as model systems for the FEW nexus, as they are geographically isolated, often inaccessible by road, and dependent on islanded microgrids for distribution of local power.

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Visible to the public Coordinated Resource Management of Cyber-Physical-Social Power Systems

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Large-scale critical infrastructure systems, including energy and transportation networks, comprise millions of individual elements (human, software and hardware) whose actions may be inconsequential in isolation but profoundly important in aggregate. The focus of this project is on the coordination of these elements via ubiquitous sensing, communications, computation, and control, with an emphasis on the electric grid.