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Revolutionizing Grid Monitoring: How ChatGrid is Helping to Speed Up Decision-Making Processes and Boost Efficiency

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
A fresh perspective on data viewing

Recently, researchers at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory have developed ChatGrid, a groundbreaking technology that uses generative AI and advanced computer systems to monitor the power grid. Grid operators are responsible for monitoring every aspect of the power grid, including generators, substations, homes, and businesses. In the event of a disruption, operators must quickly make decisions to restore power, which can slow down the decision-making process.

Shrirang Abhyankar, an optimization and grid modeling researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), along with former PNNL intern Sichen Jin, created a program where a grid operator can ask questions about the grid and receive immediate responses. This innovative approach allows operators to query data and receive instantaneous answers, which streamlines decision-making. ChatGrid will operate on supercomputers capable of a billion billion computations per second, providing valuable information to operators about generation capacity, voltage, power flow, and clean energy sources across the grid.

ChatGrid could play a crucial role in restoring power to millions of people efficiently in the event of a disruption. It could also assist in bringing online various clean energy projects included in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill. Currently in the testing phase, there is no specific timeline for when ChatGrid will be fully operational. Sign up for our newsletter to receive weekly updates on the latest innovations improving our lives and environment.

By Samantha Jones

As a content writer at newsnnk.com, I weave words into captivating stories that inform and engage our readers. With a passion for storytelling and an eye for detail, I strive to deliver high-quality and engaging content that resonates with our audience. From breaking news to thought-provoking features, I am dedicated to providing informative and compelling articles that keep our readers informed and entertained. Join me on this journey as we explore the world through the power of words.

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