NEW TECHNOLOGY CAN TRANSFORM THE ENERGY SECTOR
Smart policy can exploit new data resources, such as satellite imagery and big data.

Problem

Major energy investment decisions, such as locating transmission and distribution infrastructure, could be better informed by cloud computing, remote sensors, and satellite imagery which are underexploited in the energy sector.

Relevance

Energy sector decision-making is often done in a data-poor environment and can be overly-biased toward a particular technology or solution. Modern data-collection and information technology can arm policymakers to make more informed decisions and to more quickly and efficiently deliver flexible, responsive energy systems.

Our Approach

There are important differences among tools and models, as well as their relevance for emerging markets. Using the best available data and research, the Hub aims to help decision makers understand the various technological options as an input to infrastructure choices that will have decades-long effects.

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