Energy Cluster July 2010 Agenda
Motivation and Goals
Understanding Climate change impact on Energy demand and supply, and decision support for planning adaptation and mitigation strategies is one of the highest priorities from national security as well as from national and local government agency’s perspective. In this context, energy includes both conventional and renewable energy sources, with an initial focus on electric power. It has significant implications both from domestic and international point of view.
Given these considerations, we are proposing to launch an energy sector within the ESIP at the upcoming Summer 2010 meeting. The objective of this new Energy Sector is to provide a forum for impacted organizations to provide end user needs, government organizations to discuss policy constraints and requirements, and data and decision support solution providers to make the needed tools available to serve those needs.
Breakout Session I: End User Needs and Public Policy
* DOD Requirements ( QDR) (Blair to find DOD Contact? Bill Waugaman, Rich Engel?) * Utilities Requirements (Duke, Dominion, TVA?) * City/Local Planner’s perspective * Enterprise requirements (NGC) * State Planners Perspective on Climate Change and Energy (Nashville, Tennessee Governer’s Office?) * Climate Change Impact on Energy: Public Policy Issues and Challenges (Roger Pulwarty?) * Panel Discussion
Breakout session II. Data Providers
* NASA data centers (Rich Eckman, NASA?) * NOAA Climate Service - energy considerations (Melinda Marquis, NOAA?) * National Data Resources – ESG, NCAR, NCDC, others (Dean Williams, LLNL?) * Metadata profile – energy (ORNL??)
Breakout session III. Decision Support Solutions
* CO2 emissions estimates/forecasts (Tom Boden, ORNL?) * Power Infrastructure Decision Support (Arjun Shankar, VERDE, ORNL?) * Downscaling models for regional and local Applications (Glenn Higgins, NGC) - Confirmed * Uncertainty quantification and risk assessment (Auroop Ganguly, ORNL??) * Education and Outreach (??)
No cluster activities