This summer, the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) hosted two Shultz Energy fellows from Stanford University to analyze trends in temperature and precipitation data in the West and make recommendations on how utilities, regulators, and policymakers can better account for climate change in long-term planning. The Shultz Energy fellows modeled temperature and precipitation trends and extreme weather events, explored modeling and uncertainty analysis techniques, and carried out expert interviews with utility planners, meteorologists, and load forecasters.
The Stanford University 2022 Shultz Energy fellows are:
- Jake Hofgard, B.S. candidate in Mathematics, Minor in Electrical Engineering
- Evan Savage, M.S. candidate in Atmosphere/Energy in Civil and Environmental Engineering
On August 19, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. MDT to 12:00 p.m. MDT, the fellows will conduct a webinar to share their research findings and provide recommendations on incremental policy steps. We hope that you will join us then.
Register for the webinar here.