Electric power grids, oil and gas, nuclear energy, and green energy are vital to the security and economic prosperity of every country. Archival Institute is providing solutions for international reciprocal partnerships to develop critical infrastructure in developing countries while also updating and safeguarding infrastructure in the homeland.
American electric power grids have been hacked by foreign governments and targeted with cyber weapons making the fortification of electric energy infrastructure paramount to national security and global economic stability. New technology exists to more efficiently store and transmit electricity to consumers. Over 640,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines currently operated at full capacity in the continental US. Privately held lines serve the majority of consumers, mandated to update and secure these systems.
A variety of new superconducting material performs more efficiently than traditional cable transmission and storage. Rapid growth in rural areas currently expanding in population and GDP are most appropriate candidates to building new energy systems without requiring existing grids to shut down. These may supplement existing grids and actually begin to break down and replace regional grid lines. Waste-to-energy facilities that use combustion to convert waste to power can be applied to growing or overcrowded areas to provide electricity while burning waste. Currently, the US has very few of these facilities. With some geographic areas lending themselves to solar, wind, or other renewable energy forms, these systems may also supplement growth and increased energy demands.