Author Archive: Lucas Valone

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7 December — How can we restore ecosystems in a changing world?

Date: 7 December 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Don Falk
Topic: How can we restore ecosystems in a changing world?

This talk will focus in part on fire-adapted forests as a case study. These are interesting because, like many disturbance-adapted ecosystems such as …

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30 November — To fix it, you need to know it’s broken – Advanced sensing for the distribution grid

Date: 30 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Panos Moutis
Topic: To fix it, you need to know it’s broken – Advanced sensing for the distribution grid

Black-outs which are widely spread throughout a transmission system are relatively rare phenomena. On the contrary, …

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16 November — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Workshop

Date: 16 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
Speaker: Chris Frey
Topic: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Workshop

Dr. Frey will discuss EPA’s research agenda and policy priorities including the agency’s role in instilling scientific integrity in decision making, tackling the climate crisis, and embedding environmental justice across Agency …

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9 November —  Enabling demand flexibility at scale: From DOE proposal to real-world implementation

Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Paul Hines
Topic: Enabling demand flexibility at scale: From DOE proposal to real-world implementation

There is broad agreement that flexible load and energy storage are essential to enabling power systems with large amounts of variable …

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2 November —  The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Date: 2 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jennifer Wilcox
Topic: The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Abstract: There is growing focus on stringent climate policy targets, such as net zero emissions by 2050 and climate stabilization at 1.5C …

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26 October —  Energy Transitions in an Uncertain World

Date: 26 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jennifer Morris
Topic: Energy Transitions in an Uncertain World

Abstract: There is growing focus on stringent climate policy targets, such as net zero emissions by 2050 and climate stabilization at 1.5C or 2C. With that …

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11 October —  Mitigating and adapting to climate change with grid infrastructure

Date: 11 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Duncan Callaway
Topic: Mitigating and adapting to climate change with grid infrastructure

Abstract: Electric power systems are in an era of incredible change. In the 21st century, electricity systems are being tasked with relying on …

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5 October —  More than hydrogen: steelmaking decarbonization with current and likely near-term technologies

Date: 5 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Chris Pistorius
Topic: More than hydrogen: steelmaking decarbonization with current and likely near-term technologies

Abstract: Decarbonization of ironmaking and steelmaking would ultimately rely on electrification, through production of hydrogen or direct electrolysis. As the steel industry …

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21 September —  The State of Play of Transportation Electrification at the State Level

Date: 21 September 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Philip Jones
Topic: The State of Play of Transportation Electrification at the State Level

Abstract: What is the overall status of transportation electrification activities at the state and local government levels, and what are some of the …

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14 September —  What can rebuilding the Puerto Rico power system teach us about resilience?

Date: 14 September 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jeff Dagle
Topic: What can rebuilding the Puerto Rico power system teach us about resilience?

Abstract: Society’s dependence on reliable and affordable electricity continues to increase.  The interconnected North American power grid provides affordable and reliable …