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.

Allison Weis

Allison Weis is a Ph.D. student in the Engineering and Public Policy Program at CMU. Her current project is on the integration of controlled charging of electric vehicles with high levels of wind penetration, including the economic and emissions consequences. Her research interests also include the use of wind-solar hybrid systems to mitigate the variability of both energy sources. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, Allison got her B.S. in computer and electrical engineering at Olin College in Needham, MA. She also lived in Germany for one year, studying renewable energy and working for a solar company planning large, commercial plants.