INFORMS@USF Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series 2018 - Dr. Gokul Iyer (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's e)
In this seminar, Gokul Iyer will talk about recent advances in the modeling of the energy system within the context of interactions of the energy system with other systems such as water, land, climate, and economy across spatial and temporal scales. The talk will first motivate the need for integrated modeling and then present examples from previous as well as ongoing work. The modeling examples will include applications based on U.S. natural gas pipeline infrastructure, U.S. electricity transmission infrastructure, and impacts of future climate variability and extremes on US power sector investments. Together, the three examples will demonstrate both the value of integrated modeling and the need to understand the long-term evolution of the energy system within the broader context of the interactions of the energy system across other human and Earth systems.