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Your stove is the first appliance to get a battery, but not the last

March 28, 2023

In this Washington Post article, Assistant Professor Kyri Baker says appliances with batteries will be a "game changer," able to stash energy at home for when it's needed while building the grid’s capacity to absorb clean, excess energy.

Kyri Baker in 5280 Magazine: How to Electrify Your Home, Lessen Your Carbon Footprint & Save Money

Feb. 13, 2023

Kyri Baker and Cresten Mansfeldt selected to the 2023 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort

Dec. 14, 2022

Cresten Mansfeldt Kyri Baker Assistant Professor Kyri Baker and Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt , both of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, have been selected to the 2023 Research and Innovation Office Faculty Fellows cohort. The program supports faculty in achieving their research and innovation goals and promotes collaboration through tailored...

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Assistant Professor Kyri Baker addresses power outages caused by vandalism of electrical substations in North Carolina

Dec. 7, 2022

In an interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kyri Baker, an assistant professor of engineering, said she's not surprised people are starting to understand the vulnerability of the nation's power infrastructure, most of which she said was built above ground to maximize efficiency and accessibility. “People didn’t really think about domestic terrorism being a threat to these substations," Baker said.

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PhD student talks air conditioning debate with Pueblo NBC-TV

Sept. 8, 2022

Aisling Pigott is featured in a news piece on air conditioning use with KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Pueblo/Colorado Springs. Pigott is co-author of a new column in The Conversation exploring an age old question -- does turning the air conditioning off when you’re not home actually save energy? Written...

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Does turning the air conditioning off when you're not home actually save energy?

Aug. 22, 2022

Hot summer days can mean high electricity bills. People want to stay comfortable without wasting energy and money. Maybe your household has fought over the best strategy for cooling your space. Which is more efficient: running the air conditioning all summer long without break, or turning it off during the...

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CEAE assistant professor Kyri Baker recognized for excellence in teaching

July 7, 2022

Kyri Baker has been honored with the John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Education Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes CU Engineering faculty who have shown a unique commitment to students demonstrated through innovations in education. Baker, an assistant professor in the Department of...

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Baker discusses electric cars as a power grid backup with Vox

March 10, 2022

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker is featured in a new piece by Vox on a California pilot project to use electric cars to back up the power grid. Baker, whose research focuses on power systems, smart grids, and renewable technology, discusses pluses and pitfalls of the project, which is a joint...

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Baker talks electric cars and the power grid with Vox

Jan. 10, 2022

Joe Biden is a self-professed “car guy.” As of late, he’s become an electric car guy. And he wants his fellow Americans to be electric car people too. Transportation is responsible for 29 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, and Biden’s ambitious climate policy, which aims to create a...

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Krarti, Baker on KUNC to discuss green technology

Oct. 19, 2021

Colorado is known as a leader in developing sustainable buildings and energy systems. The Front Range in particular is a growing hub for green technology research. A new research center at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to take advantage of that existing momentum in the green tech industry and...