Critical Infrastructure & Resiliency
Most of the world’s energy infrastructure network is aged, outdated, inflexible, and highly vulnerable to attack. Based around centralized power generators and a hub-and-spoke power grid, the system is highly fragile if compromised. Furthermore, climate change is putting increased stresses on the grid and exposing its vulnerability under this centralized architecture. Innovation in distributed energy resource management systems, cybersecurity and industrial controls, as well as technologies that predict damage to infrastructure, monitor emissions and environmental conditions, and help companies and governments adapt to climate change will be central to creating the future of the grid.