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ENRICH-0656 – Curr Iss Zoom: Low Carbon and Resilient Energy Systems (ENRICH-0656_GRID)

Low Carbon and Resilient Energy Systems

The U.S. has set a goal to reach 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity—sometimes called carbon-neutrality—by 2035. But to lead the world in this effort and counteract the looming fossil fuel depletion and global warming, the U.S. will have to continue its role as a compelling leader in developing renewable and sustainable energy technology. University of Denver engineering professor David Wenzhong Gao says thanks to governmental incentives and electricity market structure, wind and solar power have become mature and competitive to traditional power sources. However, he adds that introducing variable renewables into the grid will require flexible resources to help balance supply and demand in the electricity network. He also believes that a smart microgrid along with energy storage can deliver more efficiency and customer satisfaction. Join Gao as he explores the specifics of how the U.S. is moving toward its goal and the evolution of the U.S. power grid. Understand the issues of traditional power-generation technology while also learning the rationale and challenges for large-scale renewable energy deployment to realize our carbon goal. Plus, get a handle on the key elements at work such as microgrids, smart grids, power system protection, electricity markets and transportation electrification. Come away with a better understanding of renewable energy and our future.

Two Zoom sessions
Mon., Oct. 17, 24, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

David Wenzhong Gao, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Denver, researches and teaches renewable energy and distributed generation, microgrid, smart grid, power system protection, power electronics applications in power systems, and hybrid electric propulsion systems.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 25Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $70


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Monday17th October 202224th October 202206:30PM - 08:30PMN/AWenzhong Gao