Energy Research Area: Using decision analytic models in combination with climate models and forecasts to make informed decisions about the future energy portfolio.
My research involves decision making under uncertainty, which naturally encompasses decisions about the energy portfolio that will be required to serve societal needs for power under future climate conditions.
Hydropower, a very important source of energy in the Northwest, depends heavily on the balance of precipitation and temperature into the future. I have explored predictions of hydropower generation under future climate scenarios. These predictions provide a starting point for power planning across the range of sources that make up our regional portfolio.
Wind power has the potential to become a critical source of power in the US, especially the Northwest, as it is in other parts of the world. I have recently become interested in research questions around wind power potential under future climate scenarios, as well as the effective development of the transmission grid and its operations to maximize usable power.
Record last updated on November 29th 2011 PDT.