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RAEL Meeting — SWITCH Model — Nov 4


RAEL Lab Meeting

12 - 1 pm, 4 November 2015

310 Barrows Hall, Room 323


Josiah Johnston will be presenting a review of approaches for dealing with uncertainty in the context of Switch, an investment planning tool for low-emission electric power grids. The discussion will also include an introduction to stochastic programming and decomposition tools available for use with the new version of Switch from the PySP python libraries.

This lab meeting will roughly be divided into equal time for presentation and discussion. It will be of most interest to people interested in working with uncertainty in Switch, or general interest in computational tools for optimizing under uncertainty.

RAEL Lunch Seminar, Wednesday — Oct 14, 12pm — SWITCH Modeling


RAEL Lab Meeting

12 - 1 pm, 14 October 2015

310 Barrows Hall, Room 323


Join in for a fun meeting discussing the progress of a variety of SWITCH projects and potential research ideas. Dan Kammen will also provide food to boost brain power and stimulate a lively discussion!

SWITCH — A capacity expansion model for the electricity sector

SWITCH (Solar and wind energy integrated with transmission and conventional sources) is a linear programming modeling platform used to examine least cost energy systems designed to meet specific reliability, performance and environmental quality standards.   Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 12.13.31 PM SWITCH is a capacity expansion model that invests in new generation and transmission assets as well as in end-use and demand-side management options (including electrified vehicles and storage) with a high-resolution assessment and planning package to explore the system performance resting from different scenarios. SWITCH was initially developed for California, but has been expanded and refined to explore energy choices across the US West (the WECC, Chile, Nicaragua, China), with future plans to cover the East African Power Pool (EAPP) and India. A wide range of SWITCH publications are in print and in use at various energy, climate, and development agencies.

Dongran Liu

Dongran Liu is a doctoral student in the School of Economic and Management at North China Electric Power University.  She has research interests in energy markets, optimization and risk management, and distributed energy resource planning. At RAEL she is working on modeling the future of the Chinese electric power system using SWITCH.  She is part of a partnership with European energy storage associations to examine the market opportunities and carbon benefits of the installation of a range of energy storage technologies. She will be a visiting student in RAEL from October 2019 - August 2020.  

Natalie Fedorova

Natalie is an Energy Engineering ( major at UC Berkeley. Her studies focus on integrating power system analysis with data science, optimizing resource use and studying the outlook of renewable technology adoption in various parts of the world. In RAEL, Natalie is currently engaged in the SWITCH China project. She works on modeling grid expansion for China, looking at how decarbonization pathways and electric vehicle grid integration will affect the future energy mix. Her topics of interest include long-term power system planning, applications of international energy policy, projecting energy demand, and storage technology adoption.

November 6, 2019 — RAEL Lunch: “RAEL energy modeling efforts in East Africa”

RAEL Lunch Seminar, by Juan Pablo Carvallo, Isa Ferrall, and Serena Patel 
"RAEL energy modeling efforts in East Africa" 
November 6th @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Barrows 310)
Access to 'affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all' is both a UN Sustainable Development Goal, and a key enabler for nearly all of the other sustainable development goals. In Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014, nearly 610 million individuals lacked access to energy as reported by the World Bank. Therefore, these economies face dual challenges of sustainably expanding and improving their energy supply and reliability while at the same time reducing poverty.
The RAEL lab has engaged in many research efforts over the years with the goal of sustainably improving energy access. Today, we will present a sample of RAEL's recent energy modeling efforts in East Africa such as SWITCH Kenya, SWITCH Uganda, and the Grid and Access Planning Model (GAP). We look forward to your insight and comments.
2018 Kenya Strathmore 4
Figure: Isa Ferrall participating in a solar training course at the Solar Energy Research Center at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Figure: Serena Patel in Lamu, with Save Lamu and deCOALonize campaigners to talk to fishermen

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