The University of Houston has teamed up with Direct Energy and Center Point Energy to ensure that power outages will not happen in the future. When the state was near a total power grid collapse during the latest ice storm, many power companies wanted to find new ways to conserve power and make power production more efficient.
With this new partnership, the companies are working with UH scientists to see how predictions can be made to figure out when the power outages will occur and how they can be prevented. This means that the companies, in tandem with UH, can figure out what a strain can be put on the power grids before they actually collapse. With this information, power companies can prepare for future storms and determine what must be done to prevent power outage issues. With this information, the state’s power grid becomes safer and more secure.