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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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I particularly like these excerpts, because they provide an honest assessment of the challenges and need for action, now:

And the only way we’ll get there — and stave-off the catastrophic effects of climate change — is by investing in not simply clean sources of electricity, but the robust market-intelligence platforms that can instantly tell us where and when to build them, how best to optimize the technology mix, how best to manage the grid under increasing strain due to extreme weather — and, ultimately, how to most efficiently reach the clean-energy future we must achieve now.

Where a multi-year planning and procurement timeline once matched the pace of the underlying technologies, long gone is the era of ponderous development cycles, and, with rare exception, decades-long mega-projects. In our digital, software-driven, interconnected age, we have ever-faster changes in technologies, rapid shifts in market prices, evolving politics and policies, and societal attitudes and national conversations shifting at the speed of a time-lapse.

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Matt Chester on Oct 5, 2020

Love the passages you highlighted-- we don't have the luxury of time anymore, but luckily we have tools that reduce the amount of time needed to be spent on these actions by orders of magnitude replacing hand-completed analysis with AI insights

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Rick Engebretson on Oct 5, 2020

Highly related to this post is a reference made earlier today on TEC, already deleted. The reference was to the Texas Instruments TL494 switch mode power supply controller chip. (JANUARY 1983 – REVISED MARCH 2017)

You are a rare member of this group who might understand the nature and importance of this approach to electric storage and distribution dynamics. Exactly your urgent topic.

It would be fun to discuss this, if possible, on this pseudo-public energy forum.


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Thank Richard for the Post!
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