Category: Pablo Ruiz

Software reroutes electricity to byplass traffic

May 19th, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Pablo Ruiz, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Pablo Ruiz, College of Engineering

Rush hour isn’t just a traffic problem…

Expert quote:

“All they have to do is install the new program.”

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Electric Grid, You Have Software Updates Available

May 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Pablo Ruiz, Scientific American 0 comments

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Pablo Ruiz, College of Engineering

The electric grid was designed as a one-way highway, with power cascading out from big power plants to cities and towns at the end of the line. But because of changes to how we consume and generate electricity, managing power flows on the grid is becoming more complex—and will be more so in the future…

Expert quote:

“Under most conditions, regional grid operators cannot dispatch the lowest-cost resource because of transmission congestion. The transmission system often becomes the limiting factor.”

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