Power Seminar with Andy Sun: Electric Power System Operations and Planning for Energy Systems Transition


February 27, 2024    
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

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Abstract: To combat global warming, the electric power systems need to go through a rapid and deep decarbonization to reach a net-zero emissions system by mid-century. In this talk, we will present some recent research progress on the decarbonization of electric energy systems. In particular, we will present some decision-making models and algorithms for tackling challenges in the future power grids with deep renewable penetration, distributed generation, and the increasing risk of grid infrastructure failure. Finally, we will briefly discuss some on-going research in multi-energy systems, such as in electric transportation.

Bio: Dr. Andy Sun is the Iberdrola-Avangrid Associate Professor in Electric Power Systems and Operations Research and Statistics in the Sloan School of Management. Dr. Sun is interested in building new bridges between the theory of optimization under uncertainty, distributed optimization, convexification of nonconvex structures, and control of dynamical systems, and in developing fundamental understanding and new analytical tools for renewable energy integration, power grid optimization, and stability and resiliency of interconnected energy systems and transportation systems. Before joining MIT, Dr. Sun was an associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in Georgia Tech. He obtained his PhD degree in Operations Research from MIT.

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