Carnegie Mellon to host policy briefing about better management of renewable energy sources
Monday, May 06, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host a policy briefing about how to manage renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, which do not produce a consistent amount of power, so they can be better integrated into the nation's power grid.
CMU's Scott Institute will release a new policymaker guide that summarizes research by the RenewElec project at a congressional staff briefing. Most states have a renewable portfolio standard — a policy designed to require or encourage electricity producers within a given jurisdiction to supply a certain minimum share (typically 15 to 30 percent) of their electricity from designated renewable sources. The three-year RenewElec project comes to the conclusion that reaching a 20 to 30 percent renewable portfolio standard is possible, but not without changes in the management and regulation of the power system.
The expert panel includes: Jay Apt, principal investigator for the RenewElec Project and a professor of technology at the Tepper School of Business and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP); Paulina Jaramillo, executive director of the RenewElec Project and an assistant research professor in EPP; Stephen Rose, an EPP Ph.D. graduate; and moderator Deborah Stine, associate director for policy outreach at the Scott Institute. To register for the event, go to www.cmu.edu/energy.
A key mission of the Scott Institute, established last fall, is to take a systems approach to energy issues — collecting information and research results throughout CMU — to provide an up-to-date understanding of energy issues facing today's policymakers.
SOURCE Carnegie Mellon University