Reporter Topic:Integrating wind and solar energy in the U.S. electricity sector
Reporter:Dalia Patiño-Echeverri， Duke University
Location:Academic Hall of State Key Laboratory
Dr. Patino-Echeverri’s research focuses on public policy design for energy systems, with a particular emphasis on managing the risks arising from the uncertainties influencing the outcomes of government actions. Much of her current work focuses on the policies that affect capital investment decisions within the electricity industry, and the corresponding costs to society of electricity and air-emissions levels. Her models explore the effects of different government policies by representing the industry’s decisions under uncertainty on future technological advancements, fuel prices, and emissions regulations.
Professor Patiño-Echeverri will discuss several challenges to increase the penetration of wind and solar energy in the U.S. electric sector and will describe work from her research group exploring technological and market design solutions to accomplish this goal. Her talk will touch on the role of battery energy storage, alternative storage, and market clearing design rules that better deal with the uncertainty on wind and solar power generation.