The Changing Energy Mix, Implications of the Shale Gas Boom for the Electric Power Sector

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: Transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon energy system poses one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation Series brings leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to discuss key aspects of this challenge and some of the innovative approaches and solutions being fashioned across a range of sectors. During academic year 2012-13, the series will focus on the changing energy mix in the United States and abroad, the implications of shale gas...

Rotational Kinetic Energy as Power System Service: Assessing The Role of Wind Farms

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: The electric power system is currently composed of generators with large spinning masses whose speeds are tightly coupled together. These masses offer a store of rotational kinetic energy that naturally gives inertia to the average speed of the system. This inertia offers a first line of defense that is tapped during sudden power imbalances. Installing a large fleet of wind farms will result in hours of the year when many traditional generators are turned off. The result may be a...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Wes Danskin

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Finding More Water in San Diego or How to Get Blood from a Turnip: The Story of the San Diego Hydrogeology Project Wes Danskin Research Hydrologist USGS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many parts of the world have an increasing population, and a commensurate need for more water. But how to increase the supply when hydrogeologic information is limited? The USGS San Diego Hydrogeology project faced this quandary in 2001. What to do...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sue Tanges

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Career Seminar Geotechnical Consultant, Geology Interpreter, and Volunteer Sue Tanges Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Sue Tanges received her BS in Geological Sciences from SDSU in 1980. Subsequently, she started working locally for a geotechnical consulting firm and concurrently attended graduate school at SDSU. Since 1991, Sue has been the owner of Southland Geotechnical Consultants, performing geotechnical studies for new developments, such as parks, pipelines, and custom homes....

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Sam Williams

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Career Seminar What to Expect if You’re Thinking About a Career in Consulting Sam Williams Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Mr. Sam Williams is a principal hydrogeologist for Geosyntec Consultants with over 27 years of professional environmental consulting experience. He is the manager of Geosyntec’s San Diego and Phoenix operations, which combined employs 70+ environmental professionals. Mr. Williams is a Certified Hydrogeologist and Professional Geologist in California, and a...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Monte Murbach

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Career Seminar A Career in Geotechnical Consulting & Engineering Geology Monte Murbach Alumni SDSU Geological Sciences Monte Murbach is a Principal Engineering Geologist and co-owner of Murbach Geotech, located in San Diego, CA. He is registered as an Engineering Geologist in California, Oregon and Washington. Mr. Murbach earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Eastern Washington University in 1982 and a Master’s in Geology (emphasis on earthquakes) from SDSU in 2000....