How can quantum computing reap energy efficiency? In lots of ways. It helps solve complex problems in ways that reap energy efficiency. For example, it can be used to solve complicated scheduling challenges for Fed Ex, which leads to more efficient routes and gas savings. It can help airlines schedule flights more efficiently, again, saving on fuel costs. And it can be used to help decide how best to plug surplus energy into the grid.
In this podcast, Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Jeremy Hilton, vice president of processor development for D-Wave, which is the world’s first commercial quantum computing company.