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=== Enabling low-carbon electricity ===
*'''[[Electricity Supply Forecasting|Supply]]
*'''Improving [[Power System Optimization|power system optimization]]''': Scheduling algorithms on the power grid have trouble handling large quantities of solar, wind, and other time-varying electricity sources. ML can help improve electricity scheduling algorithms, control storage and flexible demand, and design real-time electricity prices that reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.
*'''Improving [[Power System Planning|system planning]]''': Algorithms for planning new low-carbon energy infrastructure are often large and slow. ML can help speed up or provide proxies for these algorithms.
*[[Power System State Estimation|'''State estimation''']]: Many power distribution systems have few sensors, but are increasingly necessary to monitor due to the increase in rooftop solar power. ML can provide algorithms for understanding the state of distribution systems in "low-observability" scenarios where traditional state estimation algorithms may not suffice.
*'''[[Greenhouse Gas Emissions Detection|Greenhouse gas emissions mapping]]''': While some electricity system operators release publicly-available data on the emissions associated with fossil fuel generators, this data is not available in many cases. ML can help map greenhouse gas emissions using a combination of remote sensing and on-the-ground data.
== Background Readings ==
=== Major conferences ===
*'''IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting''': One of the [https://www.ieee-pes.org/meetings-and-conferences IEEE Power & Energy Society's] flagship annual conferences, held in North America. Website [https://pes-gm.org/ here].
*'''Power Systems Computation Conference''': A biennial conference held in Europe, focused on computational power system methods. Website [https://pscc-central.epfl.ch/ here].
*'''IEEE Transactions on Power Systems''': Covers the "requirements, planning, analysis, reliability, operation, and economics of electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption." Journal website [https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=59 here].
*'''IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid''': "[A] cross disciplinary and internationally archival journal aimed at disseminating results of research on smart grid that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences energy generation, transmission, distribution and delivery." Journal website [https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5165411 here].
=== Major professional organizations ===
*'''IEEE Power & Energy Society''': "[T]he world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public." Website [https://www.ieee-pes.org/ here].
== Libraries and Tools ==
*'''PowerTAC''': A power system simulation environment, available [https://powertac.org/ here].
*'''Energy Policy Simulator''': A tool to simulate the greenhouse gas emissions effects of various climate and energy policies, available [https://us.energypolicy.solutions/docs/ here].
*'''Optimal Power Flow (OPF) Sampler Package''': A Julia package to generate power grid data samples via optimal power flow methods, available [https://github.com/invenia/OPFSampler.jl/ here].
*'''Pyiso''': A Python client library for data from power grid balancing authorities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Documentation [https://pyiso.readthedocs.io/en/latest here].
== Data ==
*'''Pecan Street:''' Disaggregated energy and water data, available [https://www.pecanstreet.org/dataport/about/ here] (requires login)
*'''United States Environmental Protection Agency's Air Markets Program data''': Datasets from the US EPA's emissions trading programs. For instance, the Continuous Emissions Monitoring System dataset (also available via the EPA's [ftp://newftp.epa.gov/DMDnLoad/emissions/ FTP site]) provides hourly emissions and generation for many fossil fuel generators in the United States. Available [https://ampd.epa.gov/ampd/ here].
=== Europe ===
*'''Project Sunroof by Google''': Detailed estimates of rooftop solar potential based on sunlight and roof space, available [https://www.google.com/get/sunroof/data-explorer/ here].
*'''EDP Open Data''': EDP, a multinational utility company, publishes open data on solar and wind power assets (including clean datasets put together for previous competitions). Available [https://opendata.edp.com/pages/homepage/ here].
== Relevant Groups and Organizations ==
* '''Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)''': A non-profit organization that conducts research, development, and demonstration projects focused on electricity generation and delivery, and with over 1,000 member organizations around the world. Website [https://www.epri.com/ here].
== References ==