THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP SPRING 2017 COLLOQUIUM SERIES (ER295) PRESENTS
Michaelangelo Tabone, Ph.D.
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
DATE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM
PLACE: 126 Barrows
TITLE: Leveraging New Data for Renewable Integration and Energy Efficiency
Michaelangelo will present selected portions of his dissertation titled “Leveraging New Data for Renewable Integration and Energy Efficiency”, which seeks to answer two questions. First, how will the locations of photovoltaic (PV) generators affect the variability and uncertainty of the power they generate? And as a result, will locations of PV systems affect how much supply—or demand—flexibility is needed in grids that rely on them? Second, how many households in California are actively changing thermostat set points throughout the day? And how much energy do they save as a result? To answer these questions, he develops and evaluates new statistical models that can be fit to data that have become available with installation of new infrastructure: data from rooftop PV inverters and data collected by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
Michaelangelo Tabone received his M.S. (‘12) and Ph.D. (’16) from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a B.S. in chemical engineering and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Michelangelo’s research focused on leveraging rapidly evolving data collection and processing techniques to promote sustainable energy systems. In addition to his academic experience, Tabone has worked with the consulting firm Energy and Environmental Economics, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Policy Analysis, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.