Planning highly-renewable power systems - a lunch talk with Marianne Zeyringer
Meet ITS' new associate professor on Friday the 8'th of February.
Marianne Zeyringer started newly in a full-time position as an associate professor at the Section for Energy Systems at ITS .
A drastic reduction in carbon emission is required so as to reach the Paris agreement, i.e. limiting global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Variable renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaics and wind energy have matured and decreased in cost rapidly. Designing power systems with high shares of renewables requires models that capture their spatiotemporal variability and how they interaction with the rest of the system, e.g. the transmission network, electricity storage, etc.
On Friday Zeyringer will introduce the high spatial and temporal resolution electricity system model highRES and outline two applications of the model in a UK context: i) how the variability of weather from one year to the next impacts power systems with high shares of renewables, ii) taking an energy-land-water, or nexus, perspective to designing low carbon power systems for Great Britain in 2050. Lastly, she will talk about her research ideas and plans at ITS.