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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Decarbonizing a Public Utility

November 18, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Live Virtual Event: Please register using link
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Bits and Watts Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
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Speaker: Lena Perkins

Seminar Abstract: Lena Perkins will discuss strategies for making decarbonization equitable and address the load shape and diversity required to reach full electrification as we strive for cost-effective decarbonization.

Speaker Bio: Lena Perkins manages the Program for Emerging Technologies at the City of Palo Alto Utilities. She previously worked on microgrids in Alaska and Samoa. Lena earned her PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

Admission Info: Seminar is open to the public. For Stanford students, faculty, and staff, the event will take place in Y2E2 300. All others, please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.