U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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.

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In just six months, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) - a Sempra Energy utility, constructed North America’s largest lithium ion battery storage facility in Escondido, California. With it, they demonstrated a key component of the smart grid technology that will serve to maximize the potential and availability of renewable energy resources. The 30 megawatt Escondido facility contains 400,000 battery packs capable of storing 120 megawatt hours of power—enough to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Sempra Energy utility, is at the forefront of addressing the threat of wildfires. Learn more about SDG&E’s innovative Weather Center and the team of meteorologists using advanced data to mitigate risks by analyzing data from 177 weather stations throughout the San Diego region to model threats, manage the electricity grid, notify the public of impeding dangers, and help first responders.
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NuScale has designed a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) that has a simplified design making it safe, scalable and cost efficient all while meeting expanding energy needs. Their reactor has a wide range of applications – it can desalinate water, support renewables resources, provide highly reliable power or serve as emissions-free baseload power. This technology has global ramifications; specifically, the potential to provide clean water and electricity, reliably and affordably, for those who need it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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