America’s rise to a global energy superpower has been driven by constant advancements in technology and innovation. EnergyInnovates is a multi-platform initiative that showcases American innovators, projects and technologies that have shaped today’s energy landscape—and are laying the groundwork for the future.
Read the press release: Global Energy Institute Launches EnergyInnovates to Showcase Technology Leadership.
Exelon empowers their staff at their annual Innovation Expo, where employees are able to bring forth new ideas to share with their colleagues and customers. 2018’s Expo theme revolved around Exelon’s "Reinventing Energy in our Cities" journey — a push to give customers more reliable, safe and clean energy.
Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood™ features high-performance, energy-efficient system, cutting-edge interconnectivity and a dedicated microgrid culminating in a one-of-a-kind community for homeowners. A public-private partnership between Southern Company, Signature Homes, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others, the project represents the next generation of energy-smart homes.
NET Power is an innovative power plant that leverages technology designed to capture carbon dioxide emissions at no extra cost, before compressing and recirculating the gas into the system. Called the Allam Cycle after its inventor, Rodney Allam, the system was first successfully tested in May 2018 and will allow efficient, zero-emission energy production – using fossil fuels – when brought to market. NET Power’s ability to reduce the environmental footprint that is often associated with power plants holds the potential to completely revolutionize how we power the world.
Innovative by nature, NET Power employs a talented young workforce passionate about sustainability and making a difference when it comes to supplying power to a growing population. The opportunity to revolutionize the energy sector through the invention and implementation of zero-emission, low-cost electricity appeals to Millennials and STEM-based students alike. While Silicon Valley has been the magnet that attracts young adults interested in technology and innovation in the past, NET Power showcases the fact that cutting edge technology can happen anywhere and the energy space is where the next generation wants to apply their skills and leave their mark.