The world’s energy addiction has opened the door to debate and dialogue about climate change. Some say that options to fossil fuels may help reverse warming trends, but the problem is that alternative forms of energy production aren't ready yet on the needed scale. And recently scientists at UNC Charlotte came to an even more alarming conclusion: that the problem is unsolvable. Hear EPIC Associate Dr.
In the traditional way electricity travels, it is a simple trip down the power line. According to EPIC Seminar Speaker Dr. Emiliano Dall’Anese, however, today’s energy providers must anticipate a future of power flows from any direction, at any time. In his April 16 presentation, Dr. Dall’Anese laid out the math behind new ways of thinking about optimal power flow when lots of distributed sources, like solar and wind, feed a distribution system.
It's official: EPIC is now an international collaborator in building a trans-Atlantic energy bridge thanks to a new "Memorandum of Understanding" signed with the renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) of Germany. In partnership with the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) of UNC Charlotte, EPIC will play a lead role in the MOU, linking academic and research initiatives of the two institutions around key energy issues.
Recipients of a number of EPIC scholarships gathered at a reception held in their honor on Friday April 5 at EPIC. Representatives from local energy companies such as Duke Energy and Siemens joined the celebration, hearing first-hand about the academic accomplishments of bright young students whose education they helped along with the scholarship funds.
It was a full house on Tuesday April 9 as the IDEAS Center drew over 200 attendees to the third annual Bioenergy Symposium to UNC Charlotte. The topic was anaerobic technologies and their fit into sustainable energy strategies. EPIC was among the many sponsors that contributed to the success of the Symposium.
Sustain Charlotte honored EPIC Associate Regina Guyer as its 2013 Outstanding Educator at the organization's gala gathering April 6.
In the dynamic world of energy markets, 15 minutes can mean a lot – especially to investors wanting reliable returns from new power system projects.
It was 2006 when social media burst onto the cultural scene. Ever since, headlong change caused by the avalanche of tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices is rushing new risks and rewards to the electric power industry. According to Dr.
On FRI March 8 EPIC hosted a diverse gathering of North Carolina legislators, regulators, scientists, engineers, environmental groups and business representatives. As they listened, learned and shared their points of view, the group took one of North Carolina's mostly hotly debated topics and moved forward with an improved understanding of the social, technical and political factors shaping the future of fracking.
EPIC Associate Dr. Zia Salami, left, was one of the many hosts when Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (second from left) visited recently to learn more about EPIC.