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Revolutionizing Grid Management: How ChatGrid Harnesses AI and Supercomputers to Monitor Power Systems

The Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory has recently unveiled ChatGrid, a groundbreaking technology that harnesses the power of generative AI and advanced computer systems to monitor the power grid. Currently, grid operators are tasked with monitoring every aspect of the power grid, from generators to substations and even homes and businesses. In the event of disruptions, operators must act quickly to restore power, which can slow down decision-making.

Shrirang Abhyankar, an optimization and grid modeling researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), along with former PNNL intern Sichen Jin, developed ChatGrid. This innovative program allows grid operators to ask questions about the grid and receive instant information. The goal is to provide a new way of accessing data through questions, enabling operators to quickly retrieve the information they need.

ChatGrid will run on supercomputers capable of performing a billion billion computations per second. This high computing power will enable operators to restore power quickly in case of disruptions. Additionally, ChatGrid can provide information on generation capacity, voltage, and power flow from clean energy sources across the grid. This technology could support the implementation of clean energy projects included in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill.

While ChatGrid is still in its testing phase, it is expected to revolutionize the way grid operators manage power systems. The exact timeline for its implementation is yet to be determined. Stay updated on the latest innovations improving our lives and the environment by subscribing to our free newsletter for weekly updates.

In summary, ChatGrid is a cutting-edge technology that uses advanced AI and computer systems to monitor the power grid. It enables grid operators to ask questions about the grid and receive instant information through queries. ChatGrid has high computing power that enables quick restoration of power in case of disruptions and provides data on generation capacity, voltage, and power flow from clean energy sources across the grid.

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