Electric Grid

Thursday, January 15, 2015

This study analyzes the real impacts of raising Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard - the policy mandating the percentage of the state’s electric generation capacity that must be provided by renewable power. The study, sponsored by the University of Michigan Energy Institute, analyzes several scenarios, detailing the changes to different power generation sources such as coal and natural gas, the environmental benefits to the state, and the associated costs under each.

Feb
20
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Recent developments, including the introduction of competitive wholesale markets for electricity services and greater use of renewables, have increased interest in energy storage. Despite these positive developments, energy storage deployment is still hampered by a number of market design, regulatory, and modeling issues. In this talk, these issues hampering efficient storage deployment and use are further discussed. We also provide some recommendations on future research directions that can help address these issues.

Oct
01
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Using waste products to generate electricity deals with two problems.  Join us to hear about the entrepreneurial activities going on in this space.  Moderated by Ian Stines.

Mar
05
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling a whole new level of innovation and functionality in just about every sector, including energy.  Panelists will discuss how the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving innovation in the energy space and will touch on opportunities for entrepreneurs, technology innovation occurring in Michigan, policy development, and the larger national market that could shape the industry’s growth.  The panel will include industry leaders and will cover some of the following key issues:

  • How is IoT driving innovation in the energy space?
  • What are the emerging and associated technologies?
  • What barriers exist to greater adoption?
  • What opportunities are there for entrepreneurs and start-ups to engage in this market?
  • What’s the opportunity for Michigan?
  • What’s Next in this space?

Moderator:  Josh Brugeman 

Panelists:  Michael Forbis, CEO of Arborlight, Glynne Townsend, CEO of Spider9 , Rakesh Katragadda, CEO and CTO of AMF-Nano 

 

 

 

Feb
25
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The Energy Institute welcomes Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), for a technical seminar.

Feb
24
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

An exciting look at how Germany is transforming its energy system from fossil and nuclear to renewables dominance - the Energy Institute and Erb Institute are welcoming Dr. Frank Behrendt, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies at the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin). 

Mar
25
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

While much as been written on shale extraction policy in the US, coverage of shale politics and policy in Europe is less well known.

Nov
07
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

The Erb Institute C-Suite Speaker Series brings CEOs and nonprofit leaders to campus to share sustainability strategies and to demonstrate how these strategies help their organization to manage ris

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Renewable Portfolio Standards- the percentage of a given energy portfolio made up of renewable power sources- are a contentious issue in many states. In this blog entry, University of Michigan researcher Jeremiah Johnson describes his new study, which will describe in detail the various costs and benefits of adding more renewables to Michigan’s energy mix.

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