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PNNL Co-Hosts International Energy Workshop with the University of Maryland

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries gathered to discuss energy systems modeling

September 2017
PNNL Co-Hosts International Energy Workshop with the University of Maryland

The 36th annual International Energy Workshop drew attendees from across the globe to discuss energy systems modeling, energy planning, and policy making.

PNNL and the University of Maryland co-hosted the 36th annual International Energy Workshop at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, MD, July 12-14, 2017.

PNNL’s Michael Kintner-Meyer, Ghassem Asrar, and Jae Edmonds chaired the event alongside Leon Clark of the Joint Global Change Institute and Nathan Hultman of the University of Maryland. A diverse group of nearly 200 engineers, economists, and earth system scientists from 20 countries attended the workshop and shared insights in energy systems modeling.

The International Energy Workshop is a venue for analysts and researches who specialize in energy modeling, considered an important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making.

The workshop featured 10 keynote speakers, including:

  • John Holdren, Harvard University, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Terry Boston, Boston Grid Protection Alliance, former CEO of PJM Interconnection
  • Hans-Martin Henning, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
  • Hugh Chen, DOE Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
  • Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts University, former senior China advisor in the Special Envoy for Climate Change office at the U.S. State Department

Along with the keynote presentations were multiple parallel seminars, where attendees discussed a broad range of topics within energy systems modeling—from long-term reliability assessments and climate change to deep decarbonization of the entire energy systems

To learn more about the workshop, download the meeting book.

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