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Shultz Energy Fellowships Projects

Dam with mountain in the background

Upgrading the Operation Plan for Powerplant at the Pine Flat Dam

Wenxi Zhao '21
MS in Environmental Systems Engineering
Graduate Intern, California Department of Water Resources
2020
Rocky California coastline

Historical Spending on Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Opportunities for a Federal Green Scissors Campaign

Jayne Stevenson
Earth Systems
Undergraduate Intern, Office of Chair Hochschild, California Energy Commission
2020
Cooling town viewed from inside looking up at the blue sky

Virtual Power Plant Model

Liqian Zhang, MS '21
Environmental Engineering
Graduate Intern, City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU)
2020
Electric vehicle icon on payment

How Can California Achieve Vehicle-Grid Integration?

Sindhu Nathan '22
PhD in Chemical Engineering
Graduate Intern, Office of Commissioner Monahan, California Energy Commission
2020
Electric car gas stations

Grid Resiliency in California: A Review of Alternative Technologies Utilizing ZEVs

Allan Zhao
Political Science ‘21
Undergraduate Intern, California Air Resources Board
2020
Solar cells

State Water Project Solar Generator Sizing Study

Nathaniel Ramos '21
Environmental Systems Engineering
Undergraduate Intern, California Department of Water Resources
2020
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Synergies Between LifeLine and CARE/ESA

Mondee Lu JD-MS '20
Environment and Resources
Graduate Intern, Office of Commissioner Shiroma, California Public Utilities Commission
2020
Helicopter fighting wildfire

Western Interconnection Data System to Inform Utility Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

Alex Evers '22
Earth Systems
Undergraduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board
2020
Charging station logo

EV Charger Needs Assessment to Reach 80% EV Penetration by 2030

Mo Sodwatana
M.S. '21 in Energy Resources Engineering
Karl Knapp Energy Fellow in City Government, City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU)
2020
Dry earth

Institutionalizing Environmental and Social Justice at the CPUC

Erin Pang
Earth Systems M.S. ’20
Graduate Intern, Office of President Batjer, California Public Utilities Commission
2020
Electric car refueling

Effect of Electricity Rates on ZEV Refueling Infrastructure Economics

Sindhu Sreedhara
PhD Student in Energy Resources Engineering
Graduate Intern, California Air Resources Board
2020
Hawaii winds and clouds

Climate Resilience in Grid Planning

Jacqueline Ennis
B.S. Symbolic Systems, ‘20, M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere & Energy), ‘22
Graduate Intern, Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission
2020
Stock trading monitor

The Case for Adopting Climate-related Financial Risk Disclosure in California

Julia Osterman
MBA-MS in Environment and Resources ‘20
Graduate Intern, Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
2020
Wildfire flames

Western Interconnection Data System to Inform Utility Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

Prateek Joshi
M.S. ‘21 in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board
2020
Nuclear power plant cooling tower at sunrise

CAISO IRP Reply Comments

Rachel Hu
BS in Atmosphere/Energy, Minor in Computer Science
Undergraduate Intern, California ISO
2020
Wind turbines and solar panels

Current State of PtG Technologies, Expected Challenges, Case Studies, and Technical Parameters

Sara Borchers
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program
Graduate Intern, California ISO
2020
Water pipes with green trees next to them

SWP East Branch Resource Flexibility Study

Kevin Zhu
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program
Graduate Intern, California Department of Water Resources
2019
Nuclear power plant cooling tower at sunrise

Priority Considerations for the Transport of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel in the U.S.

Tristan Krueger
B.S. ’20 in Computer Science and English
Undergraduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board
2019
Hyatt Power Station

Economic Potential of Pumped Hydro Storage at Lake Oroville

Scott Jespersen 
M.S. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Graduate Intern, California Department of Water Resources
2019
Green, blue and red charts on black background on iPad

Demand Patterns in the Western Interconnection

Yulia Chen
M.S. in Energy Resources Engineering
Graduate Intern, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
2019
Emissions rising over green fields

Non-CO2 Criteria Pollutants in CA: Implications for Future Energy Systems

Greg Von Wald
PhD Student in Energy Resources Engineering
California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Liane Randolph
2019
Blue and green chart lines on a black screen

Demand Patterns in the Western Interconnection

Chen Zhang
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program
Graduate Intern, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
2019
Hydrogen molecule

Hydrogen and Its Potential for Decarbonization

EJ Baik
PhD Student in Energy Resources Engineering
Graduate Intern, California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Rechtschaffen
Woman looking out airplane window to blue sky with clouds

Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution

Kiki Velez
Energy Resources Engineering '21
Undergraduate Intern, California Energy Commission, Office of Chair Hochschild
2019
Nissan Leaf charging

A Study of the Total Cost of Ownership of Zero Emission Vehicles

Gaby Uribe
Mechanical Engineering '21
Undergraduate Intern, California Air Resources Board
2019
Engineer holding clean energy battery

An Overview of Battery Energy Storage Advantages, Constraints, and Projections

Reza Talieh
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2020
Graduate Intern, California ISO
2019
Electricity meter

Behind-the-meter Battery Storage Valuation

Nora Hennessy
PhD Student in Energy Resources Engineering
City of Palo Alto Utilities - Karl Knapp Energy Fellow in City Government
2019
Nuclear power plant cooling tower at sunrise

Priority Considerations for the Transport of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel in the U.S.

Chengliang Fan
MS Student in Atmosphere/Energy, CEE 
Graduate Intern, Western Interstate Energy Board
2019