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In case you’re in need of some fresh bedside reading . . . consider my Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms for Engineering Systems! (aff link) Click here for more details about the book. “I heartily recommend Applied Optimization to engineers … Continue reading

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Defending the Grid

According to recent reports by NPR and the Wall Street Journal, last year’s attack on the Metcalf substation in California was not random. Rather, the attackers targeted equipment to disable it after cutting communications lines. Whether or not the result … Continue reading

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Battery Swapping a Winner for Tesla’s Model S

I recently visited the Tesla store at the Domain in Austin to check out the Tesla Model S.  The compact layout of the electric drivetrain allows for a trunk at the front of the car — a “frunk”– in addition … Continue reading

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Does Texas Have a Generation Capacity Problem?

“Are Capacity Markets Necessary to Ensure Adequate Generating Reserves?” That was the title of the panel I moderated at the third annual Austin Electricity Conference (sponsored by The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, School of Law, and Cockrell … Continue reading

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