J u l y  2 0 1 2 — Volume 20, Issue 7
The GENI-us Letter

Electrical Interconnections Create International Trade And Peace

Dear GENI Friend,

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:

Number of Countries that Import Electricity 1980-2009Number of Countries that Export Electricity 1980-2009

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!

In partnership for the planet,

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Peter Meisen


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Updated: 2012/02/09

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