Energy Cluster July 2010 Agenda

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Energy Cluster Plans for July 2010 ESIP Meeting

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.

Tuesday Morning

Breakout Session I: End User Needs and Public Policy

* DOD Requirements ( QDR) ()
* Utilities Requirements ()
* 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 ()
* Panel Discussion

Tuesday Afternoon

Breakout session II. Data Providers

* NASA data centers (Rich Eckman, NASA?)
* NOAA Climate Service  - energy considerations ()
* National Data Resources – ESG, NCAR, NCDC, others ()
* Metadata profile – energy ()

Wednesday Morning

Meeting Plenary

Wednesday Afternoon

Breakout session III. Decision Support Solutions

* CO2 emissions estimates/forecasts (Tom Boden, ORNL?)
* Power Infrastructure Decision Support  ()
* Downscaling models for regional and local Applications (Glenn Higgins, NGC) - Confirmed
* Uncertainty quantification and risk assessment ()
* Education and Outreach (??)

Thursday

No cluster activities