CSS Research Forum

Event Type: 
Brent Heard and Bhuvan Neema
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Room 1040 Dana Building
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Sustainable Systems

Please join us for our first CSS Research Forum of Fall 2017.

Whether you are brand new to CSS or a veteran, you are strongly encouraged to come join us and hear about the work other researchers are doing.

We will serve a selection of PIES and COFFEE.

When: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
Where:  1040 Dana Building

We'll hear presentations from:

Brent Heard - PhD candidate

TitleAnticipating the Effects of Emerging Technologies on Food System Sustainability

Abstract:  This talk discusses two pieces of research examining technologies in the food system: modeling the effects of expanded refrigeration on food loss in the developing world, and considering the sustainability implications of autonomous vehicles in the food supply chain. This second study is a collaboration with fellow CSS student and researcher Morteza Taiebat. For both topics, the role of behavioral and broader systems-wide changes in influencing the sustainability outcome of a technology's introduction is highlighted.

A second presentation will be made by:

Bhuvan Neema - MS student at SEAS

Title: Emissions Mitigation Potential of Grid-scale Energy Storage Systems for Peak Load Shaving

Abstract: Cost of energy storage systems has reduced significantly in recent years due to which we have seen a marked increase in its development for power grid applications. An economic unit commitment model is developed along with optimization model for peak load reduction to assess the environmental benefits of energy storage for power system resource adequacy service. The model is used to investigate the potential and limitations of using energy storage to shift generation from natural gas combustion turbines to combined cycle plants.


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