The transition to a sustainable energy system encompasses time scales that range from milliseconds to centuries and spatial scales that range from individual appliances to the globe. To address energy system transition questions, researchers employ a variety of models and methodologies that span such spatial-temporal scales. In this project, two distinct but commonly used models will be applied to gain deeper insights into Canada’s energy system transition. The capacity expansion models, CREST, takes a broad spatial and temporal perspective on the energy system transition, which facilitates a National dialogue on electricity system planning. With such a perspective, decarbonization strategies can be coordinated at a high-level, facilitating conversations about inter-provincial transmission capacity or National carbon policies. However, to maintain computational tractability, this broad spatial inclusion must sacrifice temporal detail. On the other hand, the production cost model, SILVER, represents the electricity system with greater temporal resolution, at the expense of spatial breadth. Here, a two-step modelling methodology will be employed to leverage the spatial breadth of the CREST model as well as the temporal resolution of the SILVER model. Once developed, the CREST- SILVER platform will be used to build a credible renewable energy blueprint to achieve Canada’s Paris commitment and Pan-Canadian Framework goals.
Call for Papers: 2019 Industry Studies Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2019 in Nashville, TN, USA
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019
The Industry Studies Association (ISA) cordially invites submissions of individual papers and panels of papers for the 2019 Industry Studies Conference to be held May 30th-June
1st, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment. It draws
on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields including economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences, management, marketing, policy analysis, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.
The conference welcomes research from all disciplines that incorporates this approach. ISA is especially interested in organized panels and papers that are unique in their emphasis on observation and insight into a particular industry or that consider how knowledge gained in studying one industry can provide insights into other industries.
Walking the Tightrope to Economic Resilience: Balancing Specialization and Diversification
Monday, 23 April
4:00pm: Check in and registration
5:00-6:00pm: Opening meeting & keynote (Conference Room)
Brendan Haley. Dalhousie. The politics and public administration of low-carbon transition organizations
6:00-7:00pm: Reception & social (Amelia’s Garden)
Tuesday, 24 April (all sessions in Conference Room)
7:00-8:30am: Breakfast (Amelia’s Garden)
9:00-10:30am: Energy transitions (Chair: James Meadowcroft)