How do we measure success of the GENI Initiative over 25
years? We provide research directly to nations on grid integration and on “How
to be 100% Renewable by 2020.” GENI promotes both these
conversations, including in our 5000 page Web Library of expert corroboration.
Marcus Luna, a GENI intern, has produced a basic trend
analysis of International Grid Integration (cross-border electricity exchange)
using the Energy Information Agency (EIA) data:
Electric grid construction between nations takes years:
engineers first plan and calculate the economic justification. Utilities then
confirm the mutual benefits of linking systems, and finally, prime ministers
must shake hands in agreement before a line is built. Four African nations are
now moving to build the ‘Zizabona’ link between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bostwana and
Namibia. Yet the grids of many African nations remain isolated. GENI
continues to communicate directly with governments around the world encouraging
these cross-border interties. Progress is slow but steady.
This summer our 50 international interns and volunteers are
tackling some of our planet’s most difficult challenges during a lunchtime
presentation series: “High Noon – 20 Global Problems and 10 Years to
Solve Them” – Join us in San Diego – or watch us Live at Noon PST: www.ustream.tv/channel/wrsc
You will love our new immersive visualization venue!
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