Funded Projects

The Irving Institute issued its first call for proposals to the Dartmouth community in fall 2018 and received 37 pre-proposals.  Through a competitive process and with the expertise of energy faculty at Dartmouth and several other institutions, 9 proposals were selected for funding. These one-year projects seed new research in a wide array of energy and society topic areas, including the transformation of community energy systems in New Hampshire and Greenland and novel technologies to enable more efficient motors and catalysts.

Constructing Effective Demand Response Programs in New Hampshire's Electric Market

Junyang Cui '21 and Harish Tekriwal '21 are using their internship experiences at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to investigate the current state of demand response (DR) programs in New Hampshire. They will work with various stakeholders and use market data to construct ways of improving DR structures and make recommendations for the NH Public Utilities Commission.

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Sustainable Energy for Remote & Underserved Communities

Upon the invitation of citizens of Greenland, this stakeholder-driven pilot project led by Professor Mary Albert is partnering with the citizens of Qaanaaq to identify and articulate their needs and future energy goals, gather data, and identify potential renewable energy sources, energy conservation measures, and attitudes toward current energy policy in North Greenland.

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