Through the challenge, DOE sought ideas from industry, academia, and other innovators for technologies or solutions that can address existing or emerging vulnerabilities and threats to the electric sector
or mitigate interdependencies between the electricity sector and other sectors.
To offer a glimpse at the tools the electric sector
was loath to discuss, electrical engineering professor Alan Mantooth put his head together with two colleagues, Jia Di and Qinghua Li of the UA's cybersecurity center in Fayetteville.
On Monday, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker held a meeting with the electric sector
's leaders to follow-up on the developments of the enterprise's implementation.
The electric sector
represents 16 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
With a heat wave sweeping the state, Texans' demand for power broke records two days in a row this week, prompting the state's electric grid operator -- which predicted the scenario months ago -- to offer assurances that the electric sector
"is doing what they can to keep the power on for consumers."
The transportation sector accounts for about 43 percent of Washington's greenhouse-gas emissions a much larger share than the national average largely because the state's electric sector
already leans heavily on clean hydropower.
Coal, which is abundant and inexpensive, is responsible for 45 percent of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide and 72 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions from electric sector
, Noelyn Dano pointed out in her presentation during the forum.
* Reviewed the results of analysis to determine the least-cost approach to achieve state carbon reduction goals in the electric sector
. Tracy Yount, External Affairs director, said a study sponsored by Northwest utilities including Chelan PUD, found that a tax on carbon would offer the most reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the electric sector
for less cost than alternatives such as increases in the state's renewable portfolio standard.
This EEI pilot is part of an ongoing initiative to make ESG/sustainability metrics more accessible to investors and comparable across the electric sector
While changes in the electric sector
have been under-way for years, most utilities have not developed holistic strategies around managing and defining innovation.
The company is important to the country because of its relevant market share in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, with strong presence in the auctions promoted by the government to reinforce the electric sector
in the country.
When analyzing the electric sector
's projected demand for natural gas this winter, EVA predicts a solid increase of 1.1 Bci/d, despite the forecast for milder, warmer temperatures.