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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

The Oakland EcoBlock: A Novel Approach to Building Resilient Communities - Smart Grid Seminar

October 21, 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: Alexandra "Sascha" von Meier

Seminar Abstract: Professsor von Meier will discuss how the Oakland EcoBlock project addresses zero-carbon energy, deep water conservation, and urban resilience. The project creates a new model for community cooperation that addresses the challenges of ensuring human health and safety during extreme weather conditions.

Speaker Bio: Professsor von Meier is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and directs the Electric Grid Research program at the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). She is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research focuses on power distribution systems, including applications of novel sensing, analytics, and control strategies to facilitate the integration of distributed energy resources.

Admission Info: Seminar is open to all Stanford students, faculty, and staff. Students enrolled in "CEE 272T/EE 292T: SmartGrids and Advanced Power Systems Seminar" will attend the event in person. All others, please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.