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Despite pouring resources into infrastructure security, the United States lacks a "chain of command" for dealing with a major cyberattack on the power grid, according to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. "We as a government have technical capabilities that can help defend this country and the infrastructure," Gates said Friday at an event hosted by the Siebel Scholars Foundation. "The problem is, politically and bureaucratically, we are completely wrapped around the axle in terms of

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Led by Professor Philippe Drobinksi, from École Polytechnique in France, an international research team is using experimental microgrids to develop management tools that make renewable energy a viable option for smart grids. With support from the Siebel Energy Institute, the interdisciplinary project created algorithms that manage uncertainty in all phases of the microgrid energy cycle - from energy storage to energy consumption. Governments across the globe are calling for the use of more renewable energy

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The vulnerabilities of high-voltage transmission grids to cyberattacks and new operating stresses have overshadowed security risks at the other end of the power network -- utilities' distribution systems, according to researchers from MIT. Microgrids, renewable power and demand-side power management, coupled with proliferating automated grid controls, offer increased efficiency but also spell greater exposure to serious trouble, said Saurabh Amin of MIT's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Amin is chief scientist for National Science

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L'ateneo piemontese è tra i sette prestigiosi centri di ricerca sui temi della smart energy del Siebel Energy Institute La crescente domanda di energia e la necessità di ridurre l’impatto ambientale che la sua produzione e consumo comportano hanno portato negli ultimi anni la comunità scientifica, ma anche il mondo industriale, a focalizzarsi sul ruolo chiave che le tecnologie ICT possono giocare nell’avviare un processo di trasformazione strutturale di tutte le fasi del ciclo energetico,

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We've written before about tech philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel, whose Siebel Systems pioneered customer relationship management software in the 1990s. Siebel started giving big soon after, and so far the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation has given more than $260 million for the homeless and poor, education and research, public health, and the environment. Siebel has established several institutes and campaigns, including the Meth Project, the Siebel Scholars program and the Siebel Stem Cell Institute.

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Via Siebel Energy Institute, Thomas Siebel, ancienne figure du marché du CRM dans les années 90 avec sa société éponyme, a annoncé un futur investissement de 10 millions de dollars sur cinq ans dans des projets de R&D sur les smart grids. Les premiers fonds auraient même été déjà reçus par plusieurs universités du globe. Des dotations déjà attribuées Le nouvel Siebel Energy Institute, inauguré ce lundi 10 août dernier par Tom Siebel sera doté

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On August 4, the Siebel Energy Institute marked its official launch with the announcement of 24 research grants nearing $1 million. Among the $50,000 grant recipients were CEE Professors Marta Gonzalez and Saurabh Amin. Gonzalez’ proposal aims to understand how transportation electrification impacts the power distribution system when transportation network constraints and human mobility needs are considered. Amin, along with CEE graduate student Devendra Shelar, will use his grant to build analytics for resilient control

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Billionaire Tom Siebel has formed the Siebel Energy Institute with an investment of $10 million to investigate the technology possibilities created by all the millions of sensors that are producing data on the nation’s energy infrastructure. The Siebel Energy Institute will team with eight major research universities: University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, École Polytechnique, University of Tokyo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Politecnico Di Torino, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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The Siebel Energy Institute, an international consortium of research institutions based in San Diego, has announced twenty-four research grants totaling $1 million to mark its official launch. Established with a recent $10 million grant from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the institute comprises eight research institutions — Carnegie Mellon University, the École Polytechnique, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

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The Siebel Energy Institute, a consortium for innovative and collaborative energy research dedicated to advancing the science of smart energy, marked its official launch today with the announcement of 24 research grants nearing $1 million. The winning research proposals, led by engineering and computer science experts from the Institute’s member universities, will accelerate the development of algorithms and machine learning to improve the performance of modern energy

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