Carbon-Neutral Pathways for the United States

Carbon-Neutral Pathways for the United States was held on 10th February 2021. The event was held with respect to the groundbreaking study by our own faculty Dr. Jim Williams, who was the lead author and Ryan Jones, of Evolved Energy Research, where they discussed about their findings on decarbonizing the US energy system. The recording …

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Climate Startups: Innovations for the Energy Transition

Climate Startups: Innovations for the Energy Transition was held on October 21st 2020. The panelists for the session included Katie Ryan, from WattTime, Daniel Schwab, from Brightmerge, and Matt Campbell, from Terabase. Read more about the panelists: Katie Ryan - Deputy Director, WattTimeKatie is a Deputy Director at WattTime.org - a nonprofit software tech-based startup dedicated to …

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Building Decarbonization: Accelerating the Energy Transition in California

Building Decarbonization: Accelerating the Energy Transition in California was held on September 25th 2020. The panelists included Ben Clarin (Electric Power Research Institute - EPRI), Brian Barnacle (Building Decarbonization Coalition) and Brady Seals (Rocky Mountain Institute - RMI). The event was moderated by Mary Biswal - Energy Systems Management Class of 2020. The recording of …

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Microgrids and the Energy Transition

MS in Energy Systems Management (USF Energy) co-hosted a USF Energy Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) at USF's downtown campus with Nikky Avila, Nirupama Prakash Kumar, and Sandra Kwak. The moderator was Mike Lowell, MS in Energy Systems Management class of 2019, and Policy Director and Development Engineer at Amber Kinetics, who is currently working on increasing local energy …

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The Electrification of Transportation

MS in Energy Systems Management (ESM) co-hosted a USF Energy Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) at USF's downtown campus with Noel Crisostomo and Francesca Wahl. The moderator was Jessica Pernod, MS in Energy Systems Management, class of '20. Noel Crisostomo is an Air Pollution Specialist leading transportation electrification and grid integration policy at the California Energy Commission. In …

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Ohm’s Law Meets Moore’s Law – what in the world does the digitalization of energy mean? – Shuli Goodman

On April 1st at 6pm, the USF ENERGY hosted Shuli Goodman at our Speaker Series, with Stephen Lodigiani, ESM class of '20 as the moderator. The event was at the USF downtown campus, 101 Howard St @ Beale. The event was free. Shuli Goodman is the founder and Executive Director of LF Energy, a Linux …

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California 2045: Envisioning California’s Energy Future

On Feb 26th, the Energy Systems Management (ESM) master's program had an expert panel of speakers addressing their vision of what the California grid will look like in 2045. The speakers were Sonia Aggarwal (Vice President, Energy Innovation), Lorenzo Kristov (Principal, Electric System Policy), and Ric O’Connell (Executive Director, GridLab), with Rene Podho, ESM class …

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Merrian Borgeson about Distribution Level Planning for Renewable Energy

"Reducing United States’ GHG emissions by 80% by 2050 is possible” said Merrian Goggio Borgeson, senior scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), during a guest lecture for the students of the Energy Systems Management program at the University of San Francisco. Merrian spends most of her time working with the Public Utilities Commission on …

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