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Revolutionizing Grid Monitoring: Introducing ChatGrid, the AI-Powered Assistant for Energy Operators

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
A fresh perspective on data viewing

A groundbreaking technology called ChatGrid has been developed by researchers at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory. This innovative tool uses generative AI and advanced computer systems to monitor the power grid. Grid operators currently have to keep track of every aspect of the grid, including generators, substations, homes, and businesses. In case of a disruption, they need to make quick 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 that allows grid operators to ask questions about the grid and receive immediate responses. With this new approach, operators can query data and receive instantaneous answers, streamlining 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.

In case of a disruption, ChatGrid could play a crucial role in restoring power to millions of people efficiently. 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 Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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