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Eunshin Byon receives NSF funding

IOE Professor Eunshin Byon has received funding for her project entitled "Collaborative Proposal: A Framework for Assessing the Impact of Extreme Heat and Drought Climate Scenarios on Urban Energy Production and Consumption"| Short Read

The modern electric grid, which includes both electricity consumers and producers, faces significant challenges and uncertainties, particularly as a result of potential climate change and extreme weather events. Different from regional- or national-level management, electricity management in densely populated cities poses unique challenges such as elevated electricity demand due to localized characteristics such as urban heat islands. The objective of this research is to provide rigorous and integrative methods for effectively managing city-scale electricity systems during periods of extreme heat and drought. Findings from this research have the potential to significantly impact the way cities and electric utility operators manage electric grids under extreme heat and drought conditions.

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Reading cancer’s chemical clues

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