Knowledge to Action Reception and Tours

Join us at a reception from 5:00-6:30pm at Stanford’s Central Energy Facility in celebration of  Stanford’s interdisciplinary efforts to address the world's environmental problems. The reception culminates a series of events that day offered as Knowledge to Action, where the community can experience the breadth and depth with which sustainability efforts at Stanford impact the campus and world.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Central Energy Facility and O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm
Event Sponsor(s): 
Sustainability and Energy Management, Precourt Institute for Energy, Residential & Dining Enterprises, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Contact Email: 
mbrightwater@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650.725.4522
Admission: 

This event is open to the campus community. We encourage you to RSVP at the event website.

SmartGrid Seminar: Security Trends and Challenges for the Smart Grid by Galen Rasche, EPRI

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, RM 300
Event Sponsor(s): 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Precourt Institute for Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Energy 3.0, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Contact Email: 
akalra@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Students, faculty and staff.

SmartGrid Seminar: Vijay Vittal, Arizona State University, Transient Stability Analysis of an all Converter Interfaced Generation WECC System

Talk Abstract: A transient stability analysis of an 18205 bus Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) system has been carried out when all conventional sources have been replaced with converter interfaced generation (CIG). A novel positive sequence model of the converter based sources has been developed in commercial transient stability analysis software. A simple and computationally economical model of the converter has been developed while ensuring a reliable representation of the detailed converter behavior.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, RM 300
Event Sponsor(s): 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Precourt Institute for Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford Energy 3.0, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Contact Email: 
akalra@stanford.edu

Smart Grid Seminar: David Chassin, PNNL, Load Modeling and Control in GridLAB-D

GridLAB-D™ is an open-source agent-based time-domain simulation environment developed by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity to study electric power system technology integration and performance. GridLAB-D combines power system, building, and market simulation modules and provides a framework for a wide range of analyses relevant to grid modernization research. This talk will review some of the challenges in developing, validating and supporting such a tool, with particular attention to quasi-steady load modelling and demand response control.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Yang and Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building RM 300
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
akalra@stanford.edu

Energy Seminar: Valerie Karplus, MIT, Managing Energy and Climate Change in China: Connecting Micro Decisions with Macro Impacts

Valerie J. Karplus, assistant professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management.

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Admission: 

Free and open to all

Energy Seminar: Yi Cui, Stanford University, Water-Energy Nexus with New Materials Technology

Brief Bio:
Yi Cui is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He studies nanoscale phenomena and their applications broadly defined. His research interests include nanocrystal and nanowire synthesis and self-assembly, electron transfer and transport in nanomaterials and at the nanointerface, nanoscale electronic and photonic devices, batteries, solar cells, microbial fuel cells, water filters and chemical and biological sensors. Professor Cui received his Ph.D from Harvard University.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
swang24@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Free and open to all

Energy Seminar: Jessika Trancik, MIT, Why Do Some Technologies Improve More Quickly Than Others? Understanding Innovation to Accelerate Clean Energy Development

Wind and solar energy installations have grown rapidly in recent decades as their costs have fallen. Will these trends continue, thereby allowing these technologies to contribute measurably to climate change mitigation? Answering this question (and other questions about the future of clean energy) requires understanding the determinants of innovation. This talk will cover recent research that reveals several key determinants, from the formulation of policy to the design of technologies.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
swang24@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Free and open to all

Energy Seminar: Charlie Barnhart, assistant professor, Western Washington University

Brief Bio:

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
swang24@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Free and open to all

Energy Seminar: Dan Reicher, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Carbon Capture and Storage: How Policy and Finance Can Help

Brief Bio:

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
swang24@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Free and open to all

Energy Seminar: Jon Krosnick, Stanford University, American Public Opinion on Climate Change: The Latest Measurements

Talk Abstract:

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:30pm
Location: 
NVIDIA auditorium, Huang Engineering
Event Sponsor(s): 
Precourt Institute for Energy
Contact Email: 
swang24@stanford.edu
Admission: 

Free and open to all