RenewElec Team - Ph.D. Students
RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments, and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department. Bios for the project team can be found below.
Stephen Rose is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He researches issues of integrating wind power into the electrical grid. He calculated the value of curtailing wind farms to provide grid frequency regulation, a capability now required by the grid codes in several countries, and showed that it is rarely a cost-effective way to regulate frequency. He also developed a method to calculate the risk to offshore wind farms from hurricanes and showed that hurricanes will make offshore wind development on the Gulf Coast uneconomical. Before starting a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon, he worked for five years as a controls engineer at GE Wind Energy. Stephen is a recipient of the EPA STAR fellowship.