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Dr. Alan Lamont — RAEL Lunch, September 27, “Visualizing cost efficient pathways to a low carbon electric system”

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Dr Alan Lam­ont holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engi­neer­ing and PhD in Engi­neer­ing Eco­nomic Sys­tems, all from Stanford

He is recently retired from Lawrence Liv­er­more National Lab­o­ra­tory, where he was an engi­neer for 29 years.  His work included eco­nomic analy­sis of energy sys­tems, along with risk and deci­sion analy­sis for infra­struc­ture, nuclear facil­i­ties and repos­i­to­ries, and weapons design.  As part of his work in energy sys­tems, he devel­oped the META-​​Net eco­nomic mod­el­ing plat­form for par­tial equi­lib­rium analy­sis of energy sys­tems.  His work focuses on the impacts of poli­cies, eco­nomic value of energy tech­nolo­gies, and their effects on the bal­ance of the sys­tem and on car­bon emis­sions.  Prior to join­ing the Lab, he was an engi­neer for 17 years with Wood­ward Clyde Con­sul­tants work­ing in geot­ech­ni­cal engi­neer­ing, and risk and eco­nomic analy­sis of engi­neer­ing projects.

 

Abstract:

This study devel­ops a model of elec­tric gen­er­a­tion sys­tem that is sim­ple enough to illus­trate the over­all design space of an elec­tric gen­er­a­tion sys­tem in a 2 dimen­sional dia­gram. Using this approach, we can illus­trate the the effi­cient design path­ways to reduc­ing car­bon, the eco­nomic and math­e­mat­i­cal dri­vers that deter­mine the path­ways, the effects of tech­nol­ogy assump­tions, and the effects of poli­cies. This talk will empha­size the devel­op­ment of the model, the effects of car­bon inten­sity of the base­load, and the require­ments and costs for stor­age across the design space

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Date:
September 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://rael.berkeley.edu

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Dan Kammen
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http://rael.berkeley.edu

Venue

323 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
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Phone:
510-642-1640
Website:
http://rael.berkeley.edu
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