To rapidly transition to a carbon-free, reliable electric grid we need a shared understanding of how we make, move, and use electricity
The electric grid is an engineering marvel — a vast and complex machine that connects us all and powers the devices that are now essential to our everyday lives. Designed more than a century ago to function like a one-way highway, with electricity flowing from fossil-fueled power plants to cities and towns, it wasn’t built for what the modern world is asking of it.
Increasingly, the grid looks like a multidirectional superhighway. Billions of devices ranging from home solar panels and wind farms, to microgrids and electric vehicles are pushing and pulling energy to and from the grid all the time. Yet no one currently has the tools they need to see, manage or plan a grid this complex. Information is siloed between dozens of different organizations and no one has a complete picture of how electricity is made, moved and used. With industries like transportation and heating switching from fossil fuels to electricity, the demands on our grid are only increasing and becoming even more challenging to orchestrate.
Tapestry is creating a single virtualized view of the electricity system. The team is developing computational tools that can predict and simulate what might happen on the grid from nanoseconds to decades into the future. Alongside their partners, Tapestry aims to unlock access to clean, reliable, and affordable electricity worldwide by providing greater insight into our increasingly dynamic and complex electricity system.
Tapestry is developing computational tools to predict and simulate what might happen on the grid — from nanoseconds to decades into the future
Unlocking the potential of the electric grid
Follow Tapestry’s moonshot journey, working with and learning from partners around the world.
Learning with partners to build new tools
The team is looking to work with government and industry partners who are eager to innovate, collaborate and learn with the team. If you’d like to collaborate or want to join a team that is tackling these challenges, Tapestry would love to hear from you.