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Webinar: Role of Transmission in Deep Decarbonization
March 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Dr. Christopher Clack, Founder & CEO, Vibrant Clean Energy
Webinar Abstract: Recently many studies have explored the requirements for a clean electricity and energy system across the United States (and globally). These studies typically focus on the generation and demand, which are fundamental components for cleaning the electricity and energy system. This webinar will focus on the role of transmission and how its importance is inextricably linked to lower cost clean energy systems. We will explore the different aspects of transmission and how it interacts with the decarbonization of the energy system. We will also explore alternatives to transmission and if it can be replaced as an asset for decarbonization. Finally, the webinar will show the scale of transmission requirements for decarbonization of electricity and energy for the United States.
About the Speaker: Dr Clack is the CEO of Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC (VCE®). He is pursuing a path that leads the way for a more intelligent electric power system design, here in the US and abroad. Dr Clack has been at the forefront of the energy optimization world for many years. In 2012, he created the groundbreaking National Energy with Weather System (NEWS) simulator while a PI for a National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Research Council (NRC) project. He later transferred to the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his time at CIRES, he developed various methods to advance the way people think about variable generation and the future role it has. Dr Clack can be characterized as an expert in mathematics, statistics and optimization. He combines this expertise with the gained skills of numerical weather prediction, electrical engineering, and economics.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.