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The Architecture of Green Energy Systems: The Underlying Problem and Its Challenges

Description

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The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago is hosting a 10-week summer program in Chicago on “The Architecture of Green Energy Systems”. This is a trans-disciplinary program aimed at understanding the technological, social and economic challenges of transitioning to systems that generate, deliver and consume 100% renewable energy, with a view to creating an effective physical and institutional “architecture” for this transition. Participants in the program are drawn from engineering, social sciences, economics and the mathematical sciences.

The purpose of this kickoff meeting is to canvas the opinions of prominent thought leaders and researchers in renewable energy, to motivate and help shape the contents of the ensuing program. We are very interested in hearing ideas on how such systems should be designed and interact more broadly with societal needs. To be clear, the type of presentations in our first meeting will focus more on questions and problems arising from the transition rather than on solutions.

Note: IMSI will observe Juneteenth on June 19, 2024, and no workshop activity will take place on that day. The organizers have suggested a few self-organized activities that day (at participants’ own cost):

This workshop is a part of the Summer 2024 long program The Architecture of Green Energy (June 17 – August 23, 2024). Acceptances to be a participant in the long program are occurring on a rolling basis.

This workshop will include a poster session. The deadline for poster proposals is has passed.

This workshop will also include daily Soap Box Talks of 5 minutes each. A soap-box talk is similar to a lightning talk but should include some speculative ideas requiring collaboration.  The format is open but could include some background on the problem, some approaches tried, and some ideas of what is needed or what could be researched.  The presentation should be accessible to all attendees of the meeting (all of whom are graduate level or beyond).

In order to propose a Soap Box Talk, you must first register for the workshop, and attend in-person. Proposals are still being accepted; information on how to do so will be in the welcome emails.

Organizers

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L D A
Laura Diaz Anadon University of Cambridge
M F
Michael Ferris University of Wisconsin
D F G
Dennice F. Gayme Johns Hopkins University
A P
Andy Philpott University of Auckland

Speakers

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M A
Mads Almassalkhi University of Vermont
V B
Valentina Bosetti Università Bocconi
M d L
Michel de Lara École des ponts ParisTech
S H
Shane Henderson Cornell University
P M
Patrick McDaniel University of Wisconsin
L N
Li Na Harvard University
W P
Wei Peng Princeton University
K R
Keywan Riahi The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
A S
Andy Sun Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
P V H
Pascal Van Hentenryck Georgia Tech
K W
Kommy Weldemariam Amazon
F W
Frank Wolak Stanford University

Schedule

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Monday, June 17, 2024
9:00-9:30 CDT
Systems and Institutions Modeling aspects of Green Energy

Convenor: Laura Diaz Anadon (University of Cambridge)

9:30-10:25 CDT
Demand-side solutions and their implications for feasibility and fairness

Speaker: Keywan Riahi (The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA))

10:25-10:55 CDT
Coffee Break
10:55-11:50 CDT
Challenges to Improve Integrated Assessment Modelling

Speaker: Valentina Bosetti (Università Bocconi)

11:50-12:45 CDT
How to make climate policy modeling more decision-relevant

Speaker: Wei Peng (Princeton University)

12:45-14:00 CDT
Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 CDT
(i) Soap-box talks. (ii) Panel Discussion. (iii) Open Discussion.
15:30-16:30 CDT
Poster Session and Social Hour
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
9:00-9:15 CDT
Economics aspects of Green Energy

Convenor: Andy Philpott (University of Auckland)

9:15-10:10 CDT
The Engineering Economics of Low Carbon Electricity Market Design

Speaker: Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

10:10-10:40 CDT
Coffee Break
10:40-11:35 CDT
Scalable Data-Driven Decision-Making for Sustainable Power and Energy Systems

Speaker: Li Na (Harvard University)

11:35-12:30 CDT
A decisive decade: Sustainability at Amazon

Speaker: Kommy Weldemariam (Amazon)

12:30-14:00 CDT
Lunch Break
14:00-16:30 CDT
(i) Soap-box talks. (ii) Panel Discussion. (iii) Open Discussion.
19:30-22:00 CDT
Optional Dinner (at participants’ own cost) at the Study

Sign up sheet for those interested to be completed by June 17. The Study is one block from IMSI, 1227 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9:00-16:30 CDT
Closed for the U.S. Federal Holiday of Juneteenth
Thursday, June 20, 2024
9:00-9:15 CDT
Modeling aspects of Green Energy

Convenor: Michael Ferris (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

9:15-10:10 CDT
Biodiversity and Climate: a Mathematical Perspective on Sustainability and Resilience

Speaker: Michel de Lara (École des ponts ParisTech)

10:10-10:40 CDT
Coffee Break
10:40-11:35 CDT
AI Architectures for Green Energy Systems

Speaker: Pascal Van Henenryck (Georgia Institute of Technology)

11:35-12:30 CDT
Simulation Optimization and Two-Stage Problems

Speaker: Shane Henderson (Cornell University)

12:30-14:00 CDT
Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 CDT
(i) Soap-box talks. (ii) Panel Discussion. (iii) Open Discussion.
15:30-16:30 CDT
Poster Session and Social Hour
Friday, June 21, 2024
9:00-9:15 CDT
Engineering aspects of Green Energy

Convenor: Dennice Gayme (Johns Hopkins University)

9:15-10:10 CDT
Scalable Grid Architectures for Intelligent Electrification and Decarbonization

Speaker: Mads Almassalkhi (University of Vermont)

10:10-10:40 CDT
Coffee Break
10:40-11:35 CDT
How Operations Research Can Be Critical for Energy System Transition

Speaker: Andy Sun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))

11:35-12:30 CDT
Security and Its Role in Achieving Sustainability

Speaker: Patrick McDaniel (University of Wisconsin)

12:30-14:00 CDT
Lunch Break
14:00-16:30 CDT
(i) Soap-box talks. (ii) Panel Discussion. (iii) Open Discussion.

Poster Session

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The posters that have been submitted in advance for the poster session are available on the poster session page.

Registration

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