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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.