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RAEL Lab Meeting: Presenting Dr. Enzo E. Sauma, Mitigation Actions Plans and Scenarios for the Climate Change in the Chilean Power Sector

April 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mit­i­ga­tion Actions Plans and Sce­nar­ios for the Cli­mate Change in the Chilean Power Sector

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Pro­fes­sor Enzo E. Sauma

Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor, Indus­trial Engi­neer­ing &

Oper­a­tions Research Depart­ment, UC Berkeley

Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Indus­trial & Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing Depart­ment, Pon­ti­f­i­cia Uni­ver­si­dad Catolica de Chile

RAEL Lab Meeting

12:00 pm, 22 April 2015

310 Bar­rows Hall, Room 323


Devel­op­ing coun­tries with mid­dle income and high growth rates like Chile face the chal­lenge of meet­ing a grow­ing energy demand with a robust low car­bon and reli­able power gen­er­a­tion matrix. In this talk, I will explain the model devel­oped in the con­text of the MAPS Chile project (Mit­i­ga­tion Action Plans and Sce­nar­ios) for the Elec­tric­ity Sec­tor in Chile and some of the main results obtained regard­ing the base line of green­house gas (GHG) emis­sions in Chile and the power-​​sector options to mit­i­gate cli­mate change. First, I will explain the method­ol­ogy used to develop the power-​​sector model. Then, I will show the result­ing business-​​as-​​usual pro­jec­tions of GHG emis­sions in the Chilean power sec­tor for the hori­zon 2013–2050, giv­ing some details about the sit­u­a­tion in years 2030 and 2050. Then, I will ana­lyze future sce­nar­ios for the elec­tric­ity sec­tor at the national level, con­sid­er­ing GHG emis­sions mit­i­ga­tion sce­nar­ios. I will also ana­lyze the impact of the cur­rent car­bon tax, recently approved in the Chilean tax reform, in terms of GHG emis­sion reductions.

Enzo E. Sauma received both Ph.D. (Dec. 2005) and M.S. (Dec. 2002) in Indus­trial Engi­neer­ing and Oper­a­tions Research from Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. He also holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Indus­trial Engi­neer­ing from Pon­ti­f­i­cia Uni­ver­si­dad Catolica de Chile. His inter­est includes power sys­tems eco­nom­ics, envi­ron­men­tal eco­nom­ics, math­e­mat­i­cal pro­gram­ming, energy effi­ciency, renew­able energy, and energy pol­icy. He has received sev­eral awards as the “Best Pub­li­ca­tion in Energy Award”, con­ferred in Octo­ber 2008 by the Insti­tute for Oper­a­tions Research and the Man­age­ment Sci­ence (INFORMS), and the “Best Appli­ca­tion paper award in the name of Pro­fes­sor B. G. Raghaven­dra”, con­ferred in Decem­ber 2005 in The Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Oper­a­tions Research Appli­ca­tions in Infra­struc­ture Devel­op­ment (ICORAID). He was awarded with a Ful­bright Com­mis­sion Schol­ar­ship to par­tic­i­pate in the first cohort of the “Ful­bright Regional Net­work for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar Pro­gram”, dur­ing 2011 and 2012. He was also awarded with the Chilean Gov­ern­ment Fel­low­ship from 2001 to 2004.


April 22, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


310 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085
Email: ergdeskb@berkeley.edu


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