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 quiet but resilient electricity transition

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis

Book Chapter

Ana Patricia Oliver Hernandez

Andrew Leach

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Backcasting solar farm generation displacement in Alberta’s electricity market

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Backcasting utility-scale solar market impacts in Alberta

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

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Calibrating Canadian Wind Atlas Data to Historic Market Performance

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Carbon price pass-through in electricity market

Andrew Leach

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Forecasting Solar PV Market Impacts in Alberta

Albert Mitjana

Master Thesis

Grid-Connected and Distributed Renewable Electricity Generation

Tim Weis

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Hannah Romberg

Tim Weis

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

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

Market Impacts of Geographic Dispersion of Wind Energy in Alberta

Natalia Vergara Bonilla

Master Thesis

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 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

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Modelling wind-hydrogen storage in Alberta’s electricity market

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, William Noel

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Power Demand in the Time of COVID

Andrew Leach

Research Report

Wind Emissions Displacement in Alberta, Canada

Sergi Arús García

Master Thesis

Wind farm layout configurations in Canada

Andrew Leach, Brian Fleck, Tim Weis, William Noel

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Wind power emissions displacement in Alberta's electricity market

Andrew Leach, Tim Weis, Sergi Arús García

Scholarly Refereed Journal