Faculty Seminar Series – James McCalley

Date/Time
Date(s) - 31 Mar 2014
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Location
3043 ECpE Building Addition

James McCalley

James McCalley

Title: Energy Sustainability and Resilience Via High-Capacity Interregional Electric Transmission

Speaker: James McCalley, Harpole Professor

Abstract: Electric energy infrastructure results from societal decisions together with long-term investment planning, both a socio-political-economic discussion and a technical/engineering discussion. This seminar will address the mechanisms by which these discussions take place while simultaneously making the case that development of high-capacity interregional transmission is an attractive investment for the future of the US energy system, in terms of environmental and economic sustainability, resilience to Katrina-like disturbances, and adaptability to the various futures that may occur.

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