Economic Policy and the Future Electricity Grid

The evolution in electricity markets brought on by new technology (wind, solar, batteries) and new regulations (GHG policy, renewable portfolio standards) will require an economic policy framework which complements this evolution and ensures that we do not suffer from unintended consequences.  Our work focusses on Alberta's electricity grid and local/regional deployment of renewable energy sources and storage options and the policies which complement those technologies.

2018 Electricity Symposium: The Future of Alberta's Electricity System

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

2019 Electricity Symposium: The Future of Alberta's Electricity System

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Alberta's Electricity Futures

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Alberta's coal phase out

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program: Design, Results, and Lessons Learned

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis, Blake Shaffer

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Alberta’s quiet but resilient electricity transition

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis

Book Chapter

Ana Patricia Oliver Hernandez

Andrew Leach

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Wind Energy Output in Alberta

Tim Weis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Backcasting solar farm generation displacement in Alberta’s electricity market

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Gloria Duran Castillo

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Backcasting utility-scale solar market impacts in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Albert Mitjana, Gloria Duran Castillo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Between Doom and Denial

Andrew Leach

Book

Biomass’ role in Greener Albertan Electricity Generation

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Calibrating Canadian Wind Atlas Data to Historic Market Performance

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Canada's Coal Phase Out Policy Implications for Smart Grids in Canada

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Canada’s electrified future is a challenge, but one we can achieve

Tim Weis

Article in popular media

Canadian Electricity Markets during the COVID -19 Pandemic: An Initial Assessment

Andrew Leach, Blake Shaffer

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Carbon Policy Challenges to Achieving 2035 Net Zero Electricity in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis, Jessica Van Os

Research Report

Carbon price pass-through in electricity market

Andrew Leach, Blake Shaffer

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Choosing the Right Tools in the Electricity Transition - A Canadian Perspective

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Danielle Smith may be grandstanding, but Canada’s Clean Electricity Regulations do need a fix

Andrew Leach, Blake Shaffer

Article in popular media

Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Operation of Transmission Battery Storage with Dynamic Thermal Line Rating

Petr Musilek, Tim Weis, Matheus Mingatos Fernandes Gemignani

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Forecasting Solar PV Market Impacts in Alberta

Albert Mitjana

Master Thesis

Green Hydrogen from Wind Energy for Long-Duration Energy Storage in Alberta

William Noel

Master Thesis

Green with Envy? Hydrogen production in a carbon-constrained world

Andrew Leach, Mark Droessler

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Grid-Connected and Distributed Renewable Electricity Generation

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Hydrogen export through Churchill, Manitoba

Tim Weis

Research Report

Improving the value of wind energy through geographic diversity of wind farms

Taylor Pawlenchuk

Master Thesis

Interview with Terra Informa

Andrew Leach

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Keeping the Lights on with Wind Energy

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link Reivew

Tim Weis, Julia Zonneveld

Research Report

Mapping The Evolution of Canada’s Wind Energy Fleet

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, William Noel

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Market Impacts of Geographic Dispersion of Wind Energy in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Market Impacts of Geographic Dispersion of Wind Energy in Alberta

Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Master Thesis

Market Impacts of Wind Energy in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Other Event

Market impacts of geographic dispersion of wind energy in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Market impacts of geographically dispersed wind farms in Alberta

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

McGill Max Bell Lectures

Andrew Leach

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Midterm Result Report for Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP)

Tim Weis, Elizabeth Lartey

Research Report

Modelling wind-hydrogen storage in Alberta’s electricity market

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, William Noel

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Optimizing Photovoltaic Output in a Northern Market

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, Gloria Duran Castillo

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Power Demand in the Time of COVID

Andrew Leach, Blake Shaffer

Research Report

Sizing Transmission-Scale Battery Energy Storage System with Dynamic Thermal Line Rating

Petr Musilek, Tim Weis

Conference Proceedings

The Perils of Promising a Costless Energy Transition

Andrew Leach

Article in popular media

Visting student - Hannah Romberg

Tim Weis

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Wind Emissions Displacement in Alberta, Canada

Sergi Arús García

Master Thesis

Wind Energy Emissions Displacement in Coal Transition

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis, Sergi Arús García, Faith Nobert

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Wind power emissions displacement in Alberta's electricity market

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis, Sergi Arús García, Faith Nobert

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article