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CANCELED: Earth Day Teach In: How the Power Grid Works: Challenges in Integrating More Renewable Energy & Solutions

Johanna Mathieu and Ian Hiskens from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Michael Craig from the School for Environment and Sustainability
3316 EECS BuildingMap
Earth Day Teach In

Due to the cancelling of classes due to COVID-19, this Teach In has also been cancelled.

Electric power grids are facing a number of new challenges due to the integration of nontraditional sources of electricity including wind and solar power, which produce power intermittently instead of on-demand like traditional sources. This teach-in will cover the basics of how electric power grids work and the challenges in integrating renewable energy sources. We will also discuss a variety of proposed solutions to enable very high penetrations of renewable energy.