Opportunities and Emerging Concepts for Urban Systems Science

April 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Mary Ann will introduce emerging concepts and opportunities for Urban Systems Science, present an overview of a proposed real-time operating platform for cities, and summarize our initial efforts communicating with other divisions of LBNL, other DOE labs, cities, and other potential research partners to understand key problems cities are facing, and methods and tools are needed for better solutions to cities’ efficient resources use and sustainability.

Tianzhen will present a proposed technical framework driving the real-time operating platform for cities. Key components include urban data models, data integration systems, sensors and network, 3D-GIS visualization, and applications addressing energy, water, and environmental issues across various domains and sectors in cities.


Michael Wetter and Marco Bonvini will present the principles behind the Modelica library for electrical distribution systems. We will show two applications, one demonstrating the simulation of electrical distribution grid with PV and building loads, and the other demonstrating optimal control of batteries subject to power quality constraints.


Michael Stadler will present the basics behind the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) and show how it can be potentially applied to urban scale modeling with an example of district heating optimization, and another example of how to model Distributed Generation and Combined Heat and Power adoption in the Commercial sector in CA.


An audio-only recording of this seminar is available at:  https://vimeo.com/92680852

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