Seminar: Impact of global and local emission mitigation policies on the Chilean power system expansion planning

The Department of Engineering Science is hosting a seminar by Prof. Enzo Sauma, see the details below.

Date / Time: 2pm, Thursday 30 January 2020.

Location: Room 201, Level 2, 70 Symonds Street.

Title: Impact of global and local emission mitigation policies on the Chilean power system expansion planning

Emission taxes can be an efficient way of reducing fossil-fuel energy use, improving energy efficiency, and promoting the development of renewable energy. However, it may also decrease economic growth and social welfare, damage the competitiveness of related industries and lead to emission leakage. Thus, looking closely at the expansion-planning-level consequences of pollutant-emission taxes is an essential task in determining the optimal allocation of resources. In this work, we achieve this by modelling the power system expansion as an optimization problem.

The work presented in this presentation analyzes the impact of implementing CO2 and local-pollutant emission taxes on the Chilean power system expansion planning. To do this, we have formulated and implemented an optimization model based on a mixed-integer linear program, which considers the current expansion plan of the Chilean electric system, as well as renewable-based distributed generation.

Enzo Sauma is a Professor of the School of Engineering and the Director of the UC Energy Research Center at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is both Ph.D. (Dec. 2005) and M.S. (Dec. 2002) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at University of California, Berkeley. He also holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. His interest includes power systems economics, environmental economics, mathematical programming, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy policy. He has received several international awards (INFORMS, ICORAID, NEXUS-Fulbright, etc.). He is member of INFORMS, IAEE, AAAS and Senior Member of IEEE.

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