‘Smart’ electrical grid could predict how humans use it
This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.
Long Zhao, Ph.D., is interested in building an electrical grid that predicts how people will use it. This smart grid could make energy more affordable and reliable.
He shares his work and how a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help him advance it.
Plus, he discusses his just-published research into how wildfire smoke could impact solar panel efficiency — even on seemingly clear days.
Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and director of the Smart Grid and Energy Research Lab at South Dakota Mines.