Feb 9

Math/Stats Colloquium: Madeline Handschy

A talk by Madeline Handschy (NextEra Analytics)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Virtually by Zoom

Speaker: Madeline Handschy (NextEra Analytics)

Title: Optimizing the performance of coupled renewable energy and energy storage resources

Abstract: Renewable energy sources - solar and wind - are inherently variable, and unlike a traditional power plant, energy generation can't be 'turned up' or 'turned down' at will. In the past several years, the rapidly falling price of Lithium Ion batteries and related technology has made it more feasible than ever to build solar or wind farms coupled with energy storage capabilities to mitigate some of the variability of the renewable resource and provide more control over the energy output of the farm. In this talk, I will give an overview of working at NextEra Analytics and give examples of how we are applying math to operate energy storage projects as well as evaluate potential new renewable + energy storage hybrid projects.

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