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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Quantifying Output Uncertainty in Models used for Climatic Change Research Seminar - Energy Systems: Susceptibility to Climate Change

1st December 2011, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin's Hall, Professor Mark O'Malley (University College Dublin)

This is the fifth seminar in the Quantifying Output Uncertainty in Models used for Climatic Change Research Seminar Series.

Title: Climate change and power systems

Abstract: Concern over climate change is both a key driver for the rapid deployment of renewable generation in electric power systems, and a major uncertainty in system planning. Most notably, simulations used to support system planning for wind integration require very detailed knowledge of the wind resource and its variability. This presentation will discuss both the changes required in power systems over the next decade, and the tools used to plan for this, with the aim of stimulating discussion on how assessment of uncertainty in future climate can enable more robust planning decisions. 

Prof. Mark O'Malley, Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin Full bio: may be nicked from Brief bio: Mark is one of the world's leading authorities on renewables integration studies. He has advised projects worldwide, working with the International Energy Agency, IPCC, Utility Wind Integration Group and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, regulators and Department of Energy.

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