In many places, the US power grid is more than 100 years old with little change to how it’s been managed since its inception. But the smart application of technologies, already validated in other sectors, such as drones, robotics and machine learning speeds the cycle time to solve critical power system problems with new, better and affordable solutions.
According to Andres Gluski, AES is driven by a belief that the grid can become clean and unbreakable. Increasing contributions from energy storage, renewables, LNG and cleaner coal infrastructure will help to transform the power system, advancing economic and societal progress. And by reducing human exposure to the inherent safety hazards of the electricity industry, he sees AES as increasing the resiliency and stability of the electricity system. According to Gluski, when energy becomes an active infrastructure, it can become abundant and reshape the way we work and live. It will take less energy to produce more energy, creating a continuous cycle of new energy impact.