U.S. sets sight on AI-based autonomous energy grid

Mar 30, 2018, 7:48 AM EDT
(Source: Tom Hodgkinson/flickr)
(Source: Tom Hodgkinson/flickr)

The U.S. Department of Energy is working on a program, called Grid Resilience and Intelligence Project (GRIP), exploring how artificial intelligence can help set up autonomous energy grids that can endure and respond to power fluctuations, avoid failures, resist damage, and recover faster from damages by inclement weather.

The program aims at developing algorithms that can anticipate and stay ahead of the grid events, preparing them in advance to absorb disruptions and eventually run on their own, without the need for external intervention even in unexpected situations, writes Fanatical Futurist.

Another example of how AI can transform the energy sector appears in Norway, where companies like Agder Energi are using this technology to gauge the vacillating demands for power, notes Gov Insider.