19 Dec 2018

Managing the electricity pipeline in an electrified future

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 19 December 2018

We're rapidly replacing fossil fuel-powered appliances with electric substitutes, but what will those increased demands for electricity mean for the finite reservoir of power at our disposal?

A team of researchers at Otago University has been working to figure out how to increase the efficiency of our electricity usage, and come up with a novel solution: using AI to capitalise on off-peak times.

One of those researchers, Dr Michael Jack, joins us to explain more.

Electricity pylon.

Electricity pylon. Photo: AFP

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