Energy Systems Modeling

shutterstock_127702874-mediumComplex energy systems allow modern society to function.  The Webber Energy Group analyzes and models complex energy systems — such as the smart grid, energy storage, and the power sector — to assess trends and investigate novel pathways and combinations that allow for increased resource efficiency and additional societal benefits. Specific research areas include:

  • Large-scale grid modeling and optimization using PLEXOS,  GAMS, and Matlab
  • Resource modeling for Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in the military
  • Thermoeconomic Analysis of Flexible Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Texas
  • IGERT: Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources, including CAES, distributed storage, off-peak wind-powered desalination, natural gas
  • Pecan Street, Inc.: Smart Grid Demonstration Project with 500+ Homes for smart electricity, gas, and water; community energy storage
  • Solar Installations: variations in solar irradiance and technology performance
  • Clean Energy in Texas
  • Renewable Resource Assessment for Texas
  • Techno-economic Modeling of the Integration of 20% Wind and Large-scale Energy Storage in ERCOT by 2030
  • Quantification of Energy Tradeoffs
  • DSWISS: Dispatchable Solar, Wind Storage System

Webber Energy Group Publications on Energy Systems Modeling are also available.