Workshop on Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy and Public Panel Discussion on Climate Change

  • Start Date: 07/26/2023
  • End Date: 07/28/2023

University of British Columbia


Organized by the PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy, this workshop brings together practitioners from mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, atmospheric sciences, and economics to showcase a wide spectrum of quantitative research problems to support the design and operation of wind and solar power systems and their integration to the power grid and electricity markets. Presentations cover a broad range of space and time scales, from individual wind turbine scale to provincial scale and from minutes to years. 


Workshop Sessions and Plenary Speakers:


  • Forecasting and decision-making for renewables: Jan Kleissl, Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego
  • Modeling electricity markets with renewables:
    René Aïd, Department of Economics, Université Paris-Dauphine 
  • Mathematical models of atmosphere, turbulence, and wind farms:
    Dennice Gayme, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University




Also featuring talks by:

Jethro Browell (U Glasgow)

Roland Stull (UBC)

Larry Berg (PNNL)

Roxana Dumitrescu (King’s College London)

Mike Optis (Veer)

Michael Ludkovski (UCSB)

Carsten Abraham (ECCC)




Public panel discussion on Tackling Climate Change and the Just Transition to Renewable Energy at UBC Robson Square, Thursday evening, July 27, 2023

Jointle sponsored by PIMS and the French Embassy of Canada, this panel features a diverse group of eminent Canadian and French leaders representing climate science, renewable energy, economics, public policy, and Indigenous affairs. This panel is part of a series of events, hosted by the French embassies in Canada and the United States, called FACTS (French-Ameri-Can Climate Talks).



Panel Moderator:  


  • Laura Lynch, CBC journalist, host of weekly radio show What on Earth.




  • René Aïd, Université Paris-Dauphine, former Deputy-Director of EDF Research Energy Finance
  • Gael Giraud, Founder and Director of Georgetown University Environmental Justice Program, CNRS, Director of the Rousseau Institute
  • Seth Klein, Public policy researcher, author, and Team Lead with the Climate Emergency Unit.
  • Judith Sayers: President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, lawyer, renewable energy leader, chancellor of Vancouver Island University.
  • Andrew Weaver, Professor (climate science, University of Victoria), IPCC lead author, former leader of BC Green Party.




Other Information: 

More information on the Workshop registration will be posted soon.

Details on attending the panel session will be posted soon.