Offshore Wind Energy and Future Power Systems
As part of the Consortium’s State Action Network webinar and workshop series, please join us for a webinar featuring Jessica Lau of National Renewable Energy Lab.
Jessica will present results from NREL’s recent report, The Potential Impact of Offshore Wind Energy on a Future Power System in the Northeast. Jessica’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a Consortium lead discussion on what are other regional R&D needs for offshore wind grid integration.
Jessica Lau is Sr. Technical Project Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and specializes in power system planning. She leads research to understand and improve reliability and resilience in power systems through data, modeling, and analysis. Her expertise spans renewable integration, wholesale electricity markets, T&D grid modernization, and next-generation modeling tool development. Jessica has over twelve years of experience in bulk electric system planning and utility distribution planning. During Jessica’s previous roles at ISO New England and Orange & Rockland Utilities, she led efforts in studying integration of wind in New England and distribution grid modernization through deploying technologies and change management for New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision. Jessica holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Math from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a M.S. in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.