Midwest transmission organization helps development of grid management tool

🔌 UTILITIES:

  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), a nonprofit energy transmission organization for much of the Midwest, is part of a research project developing a new computing tool to provide more timely and accurate information for power grid management, especially with grids’ increasing complexity and greater renewable energy integration.

  • Public power sector change previously has been driven by regulatory policy, but now it is more driven by technology and consumers, according to the president and CEO of Ohio-based American Municipal Power, as quoted in Utility Dive. She said the current technology changes have been more revolutionary than the industry’s combined changes over the past 30 years.

🚗 TRANSPORTATION: Detroit-based General Motors’ chief technology officer discusses how the company has been a technology driver throughout its history, and it continues to emphasize future transportation innovations such as improved electric vehicle battery chemistry, in a Detroit Free Press article.

🤝 ACQUISITION: Hemlock, Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor announced it acquired a DuPont business operation in Midland, Michigan, that makes trichlorosilane, a key raw material for producing ultra-pure polysilicon, which is used for semiconductor and solar technology applications.

🏆 HONORS: The Energy News Network announced its 40 Under 40 award winners, which highlights emerging leaders and their work in the United States’ transition to a clean energy economy. Sixteen awardees from the Midwest were chosen. Look for more on these entrepreneurs and their businesses on Centered in the coming days.


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