April Sustainability Series: The Power of Direct Current: A New Energy Paradigm
The Alliance Center
DENVER, CO
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AC/DC is more than a catchy name for a rock band. It's also emblematic of a debate that has existed since humans first began harnessing electricity to power our lives. The U.S. electrical grid runs on Alternating Current (AC) - but it didn't have to be that way. If history had gone just a bit differently, our grid might be powered by Direct Current, or DC, electricity.

Just because AC is widely used, doesn't mean DC isn't a viable option. For example, DC is already present in countless technologies these days - anything that has a microchip runs on internal DC power, for instance - but that DC current is converted to AC in order to be compatible with our grid. Those DC-to-AC conversions are happening all the time, multiple times a day, in millions of electrical technologies - and those conversions waste energy in the process.

That's just one of the reasons that energy efficiency innovators are looking "back to the future," exploring DC as an energy-efficient alternative to AC. Here at The Alliance Center we're exploring DC in a big way, with a cutting-edge Direct Current Microgrid conversion in our building - the first of its kind.

Our April Sustainability Series will spotlight key AC/DC issues, explore exciting innovations and share the experience of The Alliance Center DC Microgrid conversion.

Run of show:
Networking 5:30-6pm
Program 6-7pm
Audience Q&A 7-7:30pm
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The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop St.
DENVER, CO 80202
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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