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


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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.


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Laura Diaz Anadon University of Cambridge
Michael Ferris University of Wisconsin
Dennice F. Gayme Johns Hopkins University
Andy Philpott University of Auckland


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