Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations before being implemented in practice. This talk focuses on the challenges of renewables integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems.
Dr. Bri-Mathias Hodge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and a Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also a Chief Scientist in the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His research focuses on the modeling and simulation of power and energy systems, with an emphasis on the operational and planning challenges posed by the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.