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Center for STEP Presents

STEP-FAR: Steve Rose "Planning the Future Electrical Grid: Expert Stakeholders and Evolving Models"

3/19/18, 11:59 AM

About this event

The electricity system is in in the midst of a historic transformation. Pollution and GHG regulations, cost-competitive storage and renewable generation, and low natural gas prices are rapidly changing the generation mix. However, the pace and scope of that transformation are limited by the optimization models utilities use to plan generation investments and retirements. I investigate two aspects of regulated electrical utilities' long-term planning process: the benefits and costs of "expert stakeholder" participation, and the evolution of the simulation models used for planning.

Speaker Bio: 
Stephen Rose is a research scientist at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and is affiliated with the Humphrey School's Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area. His research on long-term planning in the electric power system examines how modeling and simulation tools, planning processes, and public policies are co-evolving to incorporate high penetrations of renewable resources. He combines quantitative modeling of the electric power system with qualitative investigations of how planners construct and use those models.
Event Location
  • Room 25, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • 301 19th Ave S
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA - United States