Seminar No. 1 (Nov 3rd, 2015) 2017-11-27T05:05:25+00:00

Energy Research Seminar Series

Seminar No. 1

November 3rd, 2015 (9:00-10:00a.m.)^

Resource Room (Room 1217), Department of Geography

12/F, Academic & Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Integrating Big Wind into the Electricity Grid: Transmission, Reliability, and Markets in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator

Prof. Elizabeth Wilson

Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA

Professor Elizabeth Wilson is a Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She studies how energy systems are changing in the face of new technologies and new societal pressures. Her work focuses on the implementation of energy and environmental policies and laws in practice. She studies how institutions support and thwart energy system transitions and focuses on the interplays between technology innovation, policy creation, and institutional decision making. Recent research is examining how energy policy stakeholders view the opportunities and challenges of creating smart grids and decision making within Regional Transmission Organizations, which manage the transmission planning, electricity markets and grid operations over 70 percent of North America. Her research has also examined how stakeholders in different U.S. states view emerging energy technologies like wind power and carbon-capture and sequestration and the electric power transmission system. Her recent books include Energy Law and Policy (West Academic Publishing) (with Davies, Klass, Tomain and Osofsky) and Smart Grid (R)evolution: Electric Power Struggles (Cambridge Press) (with Stephens and Peterson). Wilson’s research group is working on an NSF supported grant on decision making in Regional Transmission Organizations. She was selected as a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

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