Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

RAEL Lunch: 27 February — Advancing Energy and Climate Planning Models: Optimization Methods, Variable Renewables, and Smart Grids

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

James Merrick’s research focuses on the improve­ment of math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el­ing meth­ods to address a vari­ety of energy and cli­mate plan­ning prob­lems. This talk will dis­cuss this research, with an empha­sis on how to struc­ture mod­els to pro­vide eco­nomic and pol­icy insight, focus­ing on appro­pri­ate val­u­a­tion of renew­ables and energy stor­age options.

James com­pleted his PhD in Man­age­ment Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity in Jan­u­ary 2018. He pre­vi­ously com­pleted a dual mas­ters degree in Tech­nol­ogy & Pol­icy and Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing & Com­puter Sci­ence at MIT, and a Bach­e­lor of Engi­neer­ing degree at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Dublin. Since com­plet­ing his PhD, James applies his research to, and builds opti­miza­tion mod­els for, EPRI, a stealth robot­ics startup in San Fran­cisco, and a major elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tor in Ire­land. In addi­tion, James is under­tak­ing a num­ber of research projects with col­leagues at NASA, EPRI, and Stan­ford and when pos­si­ble, likes to help develop his family’s farm in Ireland.




February 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Energy and Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA United States
+ Google Map
Main Menu

Energy & Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085
Email: ergdeskb@berkeley.edu


  • Open the Main Menu
  • People at RAEL

  • Open the Main Menu