Let’s Talk Exascale: Optimizing the North American Power Grid for Reliability and Decarbonization

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Slaven Peles, PNNL

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) the focus is on an ECP application development project called ExaSGD, shorthand for Optimizing Stochastic Grid Dynamics at Exascale. The word “stochastic” means results are given in terms of probabilities instead of exact predictions — weather forecasting may be the best example. ExaSGD aims to optimize North American power grid planning, operation, and control and improve reliability and efficiency.

Taking part in this episode is the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Slaven Peles, the project’s principal investigator, who has expertise in computational challenges arising in power systems and similar engineered systems.