Published: Jan. 4, 2022 By

Researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder will try to use the power of artificial intelligence to make decarbonized energy systems a reality in the near future through a new research grant.

The work is funded through a grant from Climate Change AI and includes professors Bri-Mathias Hodge from the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and Claire Monteleoni from the Department of Computer Science. Together, they will partner with professor Aneesh Subramanian from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at CU Boulder and Himanshu Jain at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee to develop state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques that will result in publicly available climate change-informed load, wind, and solar power datasets for Western North America and India.

This fits into a larger effort globally said Hodge.

“Electricity systems are seen as a key part of future decarbonized energy systems, but power system planning does not currently consider the impacts of climate change on the system load and generation from renewable energy resources, chiefly due to a paucity of high-resolution data,” he said. “This project addresses that gap.

The project includes deployment partners from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Jupiter Intelligence, and NVIDIA and aims to develop datasets that have maximum real-world impact.