This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Losing our marbles?

Teachers in our Oahu IEI refresher course used marbles to simulate electricity flowing through a Smart Grid.  What happens to the flow of marbles from a wind farm when there's a lull?  Or the flow from PV panels when a cloud appears?  Will all the customers receive their marbles?  Who gains, and who loses?  Thanks for help from Hawaiian Electric's Sam Nichols and Cybil Rawlins.

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