Smart Grid
Energy is a big, expensive problem.
Global energy consumption will reach 20-trillion kilowatt-hours this year—and it's expected to grow another 10 trillion by 2035. A lot of power plants will need to be built to meet this demand, costing nearly $10 trillion. Another $7 trillion will go towards making our electrical grid smarter, more efficient, and more secure.¹
But these aren't problems we can just throw money at. It'll take a lot of smart people to invent the products and technologies needed to bring our power grid into the twenty-first century.
¹International Energy Agency.
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