Optimization of Energy Systems

Victor Zavala
Victor Zavala

In a free public seminar at 3:30 PM on March 27, in room 1115 of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, UW–Madison assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering Victor Zavala will give a talk on optimization to enhance electric grid efficiency.

In this lecture we describe how to use optimization techniques to design diverse types of energy systems and to manage them in real-time. We emphasize on strategies to handle strong trade-offs between economic and environmental efficiency and multiple temporal and spatial scales. Specific applications include electrical and gas transmission networks, batteries, concentrated solar power systems, and combined heat and power systems.

Read more about Zavala's research 

Wisconsin Energy Institute, Room 1115
1552 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726