Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Amro Farid and April Salas, "Research with Impact — Dartmouth's Role in Advancing New Hampshire's Clean Energy Future"
ABOUT THIS TALK
As academics in the energy field, we are often publishing our research on how to best transform our energy systems to meet the challenge of global climate change. We develop new technologies, design new market mechanisms, and propose new policy measures. But publishing our research is one thing and making meaningful change is another.
Fortunately, in 2019, the State of New Hampshire passed Senate Bills 284 and 286. The former establishes a statewide, multi-use online energy data platform. The latter allows municipalities and counties to establish community power aggregators that can entirely transform retail electricity markets. This presentation summarizes' the speakers' role in in making New Hampshire's clean energy future a reality. We will describe our contributions to Clean Power New Hampshire as a nascent community power program. Furthermore, Salas and Farid have recognized that the success of such programs relies on timely and accurate data. To that end, Salas will describe her Irving Institute-funded NH energy dashboard project. Farid will go on to describe his systems engineering efforts to architect NH's energy data platform as part of the NH PUC "Data Docket". The establishment of data-rich community power programs creates the potential for new transactive energy retail electricity markets that can accommodate large quantities of variable renewable energy resources. To conclude the presentation, Farid will describe his Irving Institute-funded "LEBTEC" project that develops a transactive energy blockchain prototype for the City of Lebanon.
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