More Electricity for Less CO2

Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Building 66 Auditorium
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Shifting fossil fuel uses to electricity and de-carbonizing electricity generation will decrease the use of non-renewable resources and create the possibility that more human beings will have easier access to sufficient water and energy. We will try to share different aspects of this problem: energy efficiency and electrotechnologies (heat pumps, electric vehicles,...) , the potential impact of information technology for the citizen, for the distribution grid ( the "Smart Grid"), for the transmission grid, and the electrical system with the increase of dispersed energy sources.

Yves Bamberger

Yves Bamberger

Head of Research and Development, Electricité de France

A former student at the "Ecole Polytechnique" (he graduated in 1968), then at the engineering school "Ponts et Chaussées" (« Highways Department »), Yves Bamberger began his career in the research and development of structural mechanics at the Central Laboratory of the Ponts et Chaussées. There he carried out theoretical and experimental work on vibrations, stability and wave propagation and their applications, particularly with regard to bridges and cable cars. At the same time, he taught at the "Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées", where he was appointed Professor of Mechanics in 1973.

He joined Electricité de France (EDF) at the end of 1980 to set up a department of « Numerical Mechanics and Models » in the EDF Studies and Research Division, in order to make a substantial contribution to solve the mechanical questions raised by the development of nuclear power plants.

In 1988, he became Head of the Computing and Applied Mathematics Department at Clamart, the site of EDF's Scientific Calculation Center. There he helped spur the development of supercomputing for the needs of EDF business applications.

In 1991, he was appointed General Secretary to the Computing and Telecommunications Mission, in charge of advising EDF and GDF Executive committees on the development of information systems, computing and telecommunication policy.

In 1994, Yves BAMBERGER became Technical Director and Information Systems Manager at the EDF Generation and Transmission Division. In addition, in 1997, he was Director of their internal support units (nearly 7,000 employees).

End 1998, Yves BAMBERGER was asked by EDF's chairman to create a new division, combining all IT resources.

In July 2002, Yves BAMBERGER was appointed as Executive Vice President, Head of EDF R&D (2,000 employees in France). Since April 2010, he has been Scientific Advisor of EDF's Chairman and CEO.