National Science Foundation Expeditions Project

Feb. 18, 2016

Professor Powell, in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, will focus on developing accurate models of power grids supported by increasing levels of wind and solar energy. The challenge here is providing the high level of reliability to which we have become accustomed, using an energy source that exhibits variability and uncertainty over different spatial and temporal scales. Professor Powell’s research focuses on models and algorithms for stochastic, dynamic systems, and he hopes to design robust energy systems to support the increasing reliance on renewables.