Tag: electricity

Researchers seek to improve hydropower, lower electricity costs

Posted by on January 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the power of water as an energy source. About 10% of electricity in the U.S. is created by moving water, or hydropower, according to the DOE’s […]

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Partnership among Missouri S&T, Ameren and Hyperion pursues improved energy technology

Posted by on July 26, 2018

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A new partnership among Missouri S&T, a young energy technology company and Missouri’s largest electrical provider could change the way new technology is brought to the market.

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Heat wave may stress nation’s power system

Posted by on August 6, 2007

Increasing demands on an aging U.S. power infrastructure are likely to make headlines this week as temperatures in the Midwest and South approach 100 degrees. The nation’s economic growth since the 1950s has “outstripped the growth of the power system,” says Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering […]

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Taxed power grid may get help from UMR researcher

Posted by on August 18, 2005

As high heat and humidity push the demand for electricity to record levels this summer, a University of Missouri-Rolla professor is developing techniques to improve power grid reliability and prevent cascading outages during disturbances. 

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Protecting the power grid from terrorism

Posted by on August 29, 2003

UMR researchers developing ways to protect power systems from overloads may also be developing a system to thwart terrorist threats to the nation’s power grid.

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