Industrial Data. An analysis of how the digitalization of industries and industrial data is evolving into a business itself, capable of producing services and opportunities across organizations and economies. To illustrate this, the EPICenter has produced an Industrial Study One Page Overview as well as a more detailed study, Industrial Data and Regional Economic Development, with the Georgia Tech Center for Urban Innovation. Additional data and details are available in the presentation, Industrial Data and Regional Economic Development: An Emerging Industry Nexus. The findings of this study were also presented in a joint event with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and Siemens, "Digitalization in the Industrial Sector: Implications for Energy, Technology, and Policy". View this presentation here.
Energy Storage. An evaluation of the role that storage technologies will play in the electrical grid in the coming decades, particularly in the increasing integration of distributed energy resources and personal storage devices. Additional data and details are available in the presentation, Energy Storage in the Southeast: Phase I Review and Recommendations
“Energy 101” Educational Modules. A series of lectures detailing the fundamental concepts of energy across basic physical, economic, social, and environmental themes. These will address energy on both a national and regional scale, with a regional emphasis upon energy in the Southeastern United States.
Kemper Technical Review. As a first-of-its-kind project, the Kemper Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle (IGCC) Plant with Carbon Sequestration and Storage (CCS) is an important and timely case study for the technical community. The findings detailed in the report have considerable value to a range of stakeholders, including the research community and energy policy decisionmakers.
OPEN CALL RESEARCH STUDIES
The Energy Burden in the Southeast:
Solutions through Community and Business Engagement
Researchers: Michael Oxman (PI), Marilyn Brown, Beril Toktay
An analysis of the current and potential methods for reducing the energy burden in the Southeast and the business case for each strategy, producing actionable recommendations for policy and technological solutions
Grid Integrated Vehicles in the Southeast
Engineering, Business Models, Costs, and Benefits
Researchers: Marilyn Brown (PI), Deepakraj Divan
An evaluation of the alternative mechanisms for expanding the deployment of EVs in the Southeast through improvements in technology, infrastructure, and novel business models.
Smart Cities and the Role of Data Transparency in Evidence-based Energy Policies at the Urban Scale
Researchers: Jennifer Clark (PI), Debra Lam, Emma French
Interdisciplinary and cross-sector research of the processes behind and approaches to data-driven policies, resulting in the identification of data that is used for energy efficiency policies across cities in the Southeast. The findings and final whitepaper can be found here.