Renewables, Grid Expansion, Etc.
From Sean Toroghi’s new paper: “A Framework for the Resilience Analysis of Electric Infrastructure Systems Including Temporary Generation Systems,” Toroghi, S. S. H., Thomas, V. M. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 202: 107013-107028, 2020.
The figure shows the impact of hurricane Florence, which caused a power outage for 890,000 customers in 2018. It was reported that white neighborhoods had power restored sooner than black neighborhoods. In this paper we provide a framework to evaluate electricity system resilience that includes responsiveness to different customer groups.
- Yuang Chen, Georgia Tech,
- Dr. Dong Gu Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology
- Dr. Todd Levin, Argonne National Laboratory,
- Dr. Amelia Musselman, Systems Policy Analyst,
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
- Dr. Dima Nazzal, ISyE, Georgia Tech
- Dr. Soheil Shayegh, Bocconi University and European Institute on Economy and the Environment (EIEE),
- Dr.Valerie M. Thomas, ISyE and School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
Our current research focuses on:
- Electricity development in Rwanda and other developing countries
- Integration of health impacts with electricity system operation
- Grid integration of electric vehicles
- “A Framework for the Resilience Analysis of Electric Infrastructure Systems Including Temporary Generation Systems,” Toroghi, S. S. H., Thomas, V. M. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 202: 107013-107028, 2020.
- “Why have voluntary time-of-use tariffs fallen short in the residential sector?” Choi, D.-G., Lim, M. K., Murali, K., Thomas, V. M. Production and Operations Management 29 (3): 617-624, 2020.
- “The Economic and Environmental Performance of Biomass as an Intermediate Resource for Power Production,” Brown, M. A., Favero A., Thomas V., Banboukian A. Utilities Policy 58: 52-62, 2019.
- “Optimizing Wind Farm Siting to Reduce Power System Impacts of Wind Variability.” Musselman, A., Thomas V. M., Boland, N., Nazzal, D. Wind Energy 22 (7): 894-907, 2019.
- “Water, air emissions, and cost impacts of air-cooled microturbines for combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems: A case study of in the Atlanta region.” James, J.-A., Thomas, V. M., Pandit, A., Crittenden, J. Engineering 2: 470-480, 2016.
- “Can developing countries leapfrog the centralized electrification paradigm?” Levin, T., Thomas, V. M. Energy for Sustainable Development 31: 97-107, 2016.
- “New Approach for Optimal Electricity Planning and Dispatching with Hourly Time-Scale Air Quality and Health Considerations,” Kerl, P., Zhang, W., Moreno-Cruz, J., Nenes, A., Realff, M. Russell, A., Sokol, J., Thomas, V. M. PNAS 112 (35): 10884-10889, 2015.
- “Analyzing Wind Location Options for the Southwest Power Pool,” Musselman, A., Nazzal, D., Thomas, V. M. Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference , S. Cetinkaya and J. K. Ryan, eds, November 2015.
- “Adaptive Stochastic Integrated Assessment Modeling of Optimal Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions,” Shayegh, S., Thomas, V. M. Climatic Change 128 (1/2):1-15, 2015.
- “Coordinated EV Adoption: Double-digit reductions in emissions and fuel use for $40/vehicle-year,” Choi, D. G., Kreikebaum, F., Thomas, V. M., Divan, D. Environmental Science and Technology 47(18): 10703-07, 2013.
- “Utility-maximizing financial contracts for distributed rural electrification,” Levin, T., Thomas, V. M. Energy 69: 613-621, 2014.
- “Modeling the Impact of Stochastic Outages for Electricity Infrastructure Development,” Levin, T., Thomas, V. M. Energy Systems 5(3): 519-550, 2014.
- “LCA of bagasse electricity cogeneration in the South African sugar industry,” Mashoko, L., Mbohwa, C., Thomas, V. M. Journal of Cleaner Production 39: 42-49, 2013.
- “A Mixed Integer Programming Model for Electricity Infrastructure Development,” Levin, T. and Thomas, V. M. Energy Systems, 4(1): 79-98, 2013.
This research is supported by:
National Science Foundation
Anderson Fund of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute