Opportunities and Emerging Concepts for Urban Systems Science

April 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Seminar Host/Point of Contact: 

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

Add event to Google Calendar

Announcement List

To be added to our seminar annoucement list please, email ETA Seminars. Seminars may change without notice, stay informed by joining our seminar email list. 

Site Access

For site access please email your request to ETA Seminars. To arrive at Building 90 via the LBNL shuttle, take "Blue Uphill". Click here for the shuttle schedule. To ensure your site access is set-up send your request 36 hours in advance of the seminar.

Remote Access

Not able to attend in person? Remote participants can use ReadyTalk Audio & Net conference to phone in to listen, while viewing the presentation via the ReadyTalk site.

Web Access Code: 4864835

USA & Canada call-in number:
1 (866) 740-1260
Access Code: 4864835#

International callers:
Please visit this website to see if a toll-free call-in number is available for your international location.

If not, you will need to pay for the call yourself and use this phone number:

(303) 248-0285.