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United States of America – “Quantum sensors can modernize the U.S. electrical grid through on-site technology with the long-term aim of supporting climate resilience”, a recent article by Staff Correspondent Alexandra Kelley from NextGov.com states variable opportunities in infrastructure within the energy sector. Regards and opinions on optimizations and energy distribution remain controversial as energy sources reach more social property. She has reported on multiple issues including quantitative subjects, Big Tech and has recently published an article for the Hill.
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Let’s dive into Alezandra Kelley’s brief On NextGov
She stated that quantum sensors, which are now employed in Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines and atomic clocks, can provide more precise data on which essential infrastructure relies.
Rima Oueid, a senior commercialization executive in the Office of Technology Transitions at the Department of Energy, spoke with Nextgov about the agency’s larger goals for implementing quantum information science and technology, or QIST, in existing infrastructure, emphasizing the numerous benefits of quantum sensor application.
Critical infrastructure, such as the US electrical system, relies on global positioning technology to communicate location, navigation, and timing data in order to function. According to Oueid, quantum sensors have the capability of reporting PNT data directly from the electrical grid rather than satellite-based GPS sources.
“What we’re realizing now is that there are different types of quantum sensors that we can also now use for timing that could be deployed directly on the grid…as opposed to depending on GPS,” Oueid said. “We’re hoping that we get to a place where we don’t need the satellite communication, that we would have these quantum sensors distributed.”As quoted to and by NextGov
In addition to optimizing the nation’s electrical grid for better use of renewable energy, quantum sensors are being researched for their potential to track climate change with more precise algorithms, as well as conducting subsurface level exploration to find potential underground carbon repositories in an effort to reduce fracking activity.
The ultimate objective is to completely integrate dispersed energy resources, such as wind, solar, and electric cars, into the country’s central electrical grid to serve as energy assets. Although Oueid admits that some market factors will need to coincide with Energy’s efforts to drive widespread electric car adoption and integration, quantum sensors can employ PNT data to help communicate to vehicles when renewables are easily accessible on the grid to charge their batteries.
“The possibilities are amazing,” Oueid said. “There’s a lot of different use cases that could help us make a system smarter and more efficient to help reduce climate change concerns.”Quoted In an Interview with NextGov