Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund.
Seven projects involving 14 faculty members were selected to receive a total of $240,000 from the fund.
Cultural Anthropology's Christine Folch received one of these awards.
Itaipú Binational Dam is the world’s largest dam in terms of energy production, supplying 18% of Brazil’s electricity and 85% of Paraguay’s. When a treaty expires in 2023, the dam’s energy pricing and distribution agreements are once again up for negotiation. Christine Folch’s team will offer pragmatic policy recommendations for the upcoming renegotiation of the treaty.