Great Issues in Energy: New England’s Evolving Electricity Landscape

Amro Farid, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4:00–5:00pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

A Renewable Energy Integration Study

The introduction of variable energy resources (VERs) like solar and wind into New England’s bulk electric power system necessitates fundamental changes to the grid's operation. VER supplies are uncertain and intermittent thus requiring higher levels of operating reserves. We present the methodology and key findings of the 2017 ISO New England System Operational Analysis and Renewable Energy Integration Study (SOARES) commissioned by the ISO New England stakeholders to investigate the effect of several scenarios of varying generation mix on normal operating reserves. Insights into the emerging roles of curtailment, energy storage, and demand response as integral parts of normal balancing performance will also be covered.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Winstead AttorneysThe Irving Institute, and The Revers Center for Energy.

About the Speaker

Professor Amro Farid
Prof. Amro Farid

Amro Farid is associate professor at Thayer School of Engineering and adjunct associate professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth and also leads the Laboratory for Intelligent Integrated Networks of Engineering Systems (LIINES). He received both his ScB and ScM in mechanical engineering from MIT and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing. He accrued experience in the automotive, semiconductor, defense, chemical, and manufacturing sectors before beginning his academic career as a visiting scholar in MIT’s Technology Development Program. He is also a research affiliate in both MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department and U Mass’s Transportation Research Center. He has made active contributions to the MIT-Masdar Institute Collaborative Initiative, the MIT Future of the Electricity Grid Study, and the IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Controls. He currently serves as Chair of the Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN), Chair of IEEE Smart Cities Technical Activities Committee, and Co-Chair of the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC) Technical Committee on Intelligent Industrial Systems. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ASME and INCOSE.

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