Monday, November 2, 2015

- November 2, 2015

The energy infrastructure, and specifically the sustainable energy power systems and markets, have come to confrontation with new and broader challenges than ever faced before. Dr. Uday V. Shanbhag and Dr. Mort D. Webster are bringing together academics from within and without Penn State to tackle these tough questions and discuss the future of sustainable energy systems and markets.

“Workshop on Power Systems and Markets” will take place on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th at the Nittany Lion Inn on the campus of Penn State University. The EMS Energy Institute, as well as the Institute of CyberScience, the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment will sponsor the workshop.

This free workshop will feature three plenary speakers, including Dr. Benjamin Hobbs of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and Dr. Paul Sotkiewicz of PJM Interconnection. The panel will be supplemented with guest speakers from the likes of Rutgers University, Purdue University, Harvard University, as well as other academics from inside and outside Penn State.

Identifying the key challenges in the design, operation, and management of power systems and markets from the macro to the micro scale will be the first item of business on the table. Then, a discussion surrounding the needed advancements in systems, models and theory in order to address these problems will follow. The presentations will be aligned with each speaker, leaving ample room open for discussion and debate.

If you would like to attend the workshop, you may register for the event by following this link: