NAMEAnna-Katharina von Krauland | PhD Candidate in Atmosphere/Energy Program (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
TITLE"Revealing the Onshore Potential: A Socio-Technical Wind Atlas for the United States"
ABSTRACTAs the world transitions toward renewable energy to address the urgent need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, it is crucial to better understand the land requirements of these resources in order to reach targets as sustainably and cost-efficiently as possible. The objective of my research is to expedite the wind farm siting process through the creation of a high resolution, first-of-its-kind, country-wide atlas for the United States. The atlas includes both social and technical considerations for wind energy development and identifies the constraints and opportunities in the United States based on a realistic calculation of onshore wind potential. By creating a highly detailed, publicly available atlas that highlights the best locations for wind project development in each state, policymakers and wind farm developers will be able to make more informed decisions about the feasibility of project development, while making it less expensive, uncertain, and time-consuming, thus accelerating the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.
BIOAnna-Katharina von Krauland is a PhD candidate in the Atmosphere/Energy Program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University, where she completed her M.S. degree in the same program. Prior to coming to Stanford, she earned her B.S. from Cornell University, where she majored in Bioenvironmental Engineering and minored in Business. Having grown up in Miami, she has seen some of the effects of climate change firsthand and is extremely motivated to mitigate future impacts on her home and across the world.
In addition to pursuing research, Anna-Katharina leads The Solutions Project, an organization committed to developing roadmaps to help transition countries, states, and cities to 100% renewable energy. She has helped lead the Energy Policy Community of the Stanford Energy Club, allowing students to gain exposure to the policy side of the energy industry, and currently also leads the Stanford Austria Club.
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