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Faculty Speaker Virtual Event: Clean Energy and a High Renewable Portfolio

When:
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 7:00 PM
Where:
Virtual
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Audience:
Alumni/Friends
Sponsor:
Rocky Mountain Stanford Association

Many countries and states, including California and Colorado, are moving rapidly to increase the renewable content in their electricity grid. This is a worthy goal, however the technical and logistical challenges become greater as the fraction of intermittent power increase.

This virtual talk will discuss the growth of renewables in the California electrical grid since 2010, and illustrate some of the strategies that have been used to move to a greener grid. The technologies and solutions that will be necessary to sustain the growth will also be discussed.

Roland N. Horne

Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davis Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences and Professor of Energy Resources Engineering at StanfordUniversity, and Director of the Stanford Geothermal Program. He was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford from 1995 to 2006.  He is best known for his work in well test interpretation, production optimization, and tracer analysis of fractured geothermal reservoirs.  So far in his academic career he has supervised the graduate research of 53 PhD and 120 MS students, including about 60 in geothermal topics. He served on the International Geothermal Association (IGA) Board 1998-2001, 2001-2004, and 2007-2010, and was the 2010-2013 President of IGA.  He was Technical Program Chairman of the World Geothermal Congress 2005 in Turkey, 2010 in Bali, Melbourne in 2015, and will be again in Iceland in 2020-2021.

Roland is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  He is also a Fellow of the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo and an Honorary Professor of China University of Petroleum – East China.

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