- Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), a nonprofit energy transmission organization for much of the Midwest, is part of a research project developing a new computing tool to provide more timely and accurate information for power grid management, especially with grids’ increasing complexity and greater renewable energy integration.
- Public power sector change previously has been driven by regulatory policy, but now it is more driven by technology and consumers, according to the president and CEO of Ohio-based American Municipal Power, as quoted in Utility Dive. She said the current technology changes have been more revolutionary than the industry’s combined changes over the past 30 years.
🚗 TRANSPORTATION: Detroit-based General Motors’ chief technology officer discusses how the company has been a technology driver throughout its history, and it continues to emphasize future transportation innovations such as improved electric vehicle battery chemistry, in a Detroit Free Press article.
🤝 ACQUISITION: Hemlock, Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor announced it acquired a DuPont business operation in Midland, Michigan, that makes trichlorosilane, a key raw material for producing ultra-pure polysilicon, which is used for semiconductor and solar technology applications.
HSC is expanding its operations with the acquisition of a DuPont business that produces trichlorosilane. HSC now will be more integrated & competitive, producing polysilicon that helps semiconductors advance and solar energy purchasers decarbonize their supply chains. pic.twitter.com/bY6djTG44c
— Hemlock Semiconductor (@hscpoly) September 10, 2020
🏆 HONORS: The Energy News Network announced its 40 Under 40 award winners, which highlights emerging leaders and their work in the United States’ transition to a clean energy economy. Sixteen awardees from the Midwest were chosen. Look for more on these entrepreneurs and their businesses on Centered in the coming days.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Energy News Network 40 Under 40 awards!
Meet the emerging leaders working to advance the transition to a clean energy economy: https://t.co/HaO27kAghe pic.twitter.com/DCLI3kWP8g
— Energy News Network (@energynews_US) September 14, 2020