IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series
Green Energy and the Electric Delivery System: Opportunities for Energy Efficiency
April 25, 2013 2:00 p.m. eastern
Presented by Michael F. Ahern of WPI
Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-green-energy-april-2013
- Identifies that "Green Energy" is one of several customer goals.
- Cites energy efficiency is one type of "Green Energy" and why it's important.
- Develops end-to-end efficiency estimates for a variety of possible power system configurations. These estimates demonstrate the relative value of currently available efficiency improvements for each piece of the power system - generation, delivery and end use. Large opportunities for energy savings are illustrated, especially for end use decisions which are under the customer's direct control.
- Reviews the complexity of the electric delivery system and the difficulites in implementing changes.
The significance of these simple analyses is to provide clear technical insight to new engineers, students, energy policy makers and customers.