[ESIP-all] ESIP Energy Sector

Kumar, Shailendra (IS) Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com
Fri Apr 9 16:41:59 EDT 2010

Dear ESIP Members


Understanding Climate change impact on energy demand and supply, and
decision support for planning adaptation and mitigation strategies is
one of the highest priorities from national security perspective as well
as for various national, state and local government agencies and
utilities. It has significant implications from both domestic and
international points of view. Based on a flurry of activity at the
recent annual meetings of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and
American Geophysical Union (AGU), there is considerable interest in
government, academia, and industry on the intersection of atmospheric
sciences and the new energy economy. It's becoming increasingly clear
that the time has come to move forward with this issue in the Earth
Sciences arena and ESIP could be a valuable player.


Given these considerations, we are proposing to launch an Energy sector
within the ESIP at the upcoming Summer 2010 meeting in Knoxville,
Tennessee. In this context, energy includes both conventional and
renewable energy sources, with an initial focus on electric power. The
objective of this new Energy Sector is to provide a forum for impacted
organizations to communicate end user needs, government organizations to
discuss policy constraints and requirements, and data and decision
support solution providers to make the needed tools available to serve
those needs.


If you are interested in subscribing to the Energy Sector and post
comments/suggestions, please visit the following link:




Suggested agenda topics for the Energy Sector at the upcoming ESIP
Summer 2010 meeting in Knoxville, TN are as follows. 


General session / Key-Note Candidates

*         Climate Change and Energy: Utilities Requirements 

*         Climate Change and Energy : QDR Requirements 

Breakout Session I: End User Needs and Public Policy

*         Energy requirements for local communities in the face of
climate change and population growth 

*         Military Base energy requirements for adaptation and

*         Enterprise requirements

*         Climate Change Impact on Energy: Public Policy Issues and

*         State Planners Perspective on Climate Change and Energy

*         User Group Panel Discussion: Energy Requirements (Panel
Members: Local Agencies, City/State Planners, Military Base
Environmental Planners, QDR Rep)

Breakout session II. Data Providers and Decision Support Solutions

*         NASA data centers

*         NOAA Climate Service  - energy considerations

*         National Data Resources - ESG, others 

*         Metadata profile - energy

*         CO2 emissions estimates/forecasts

*         Power Infrastructure Decision Support 

*         Downscaling models for regional and local Applications

*         Uncertainty quantification and risk assessment

We would appreciate your feedback regarding the value and objectives of
this initiative, and topics for the Summer 2010 meeting.  

Any suggestions for speakers would be welcomed.




Bruce E. Wilson

Group Leader, Environmental Data Science & Systems
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road, B-1507
P.O. Box 2008; MS-6407
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6407
Phone: +1-865-574-6651
Fax: +1-865-574-4665
E-mail: wilsonbe at ornl.gov



Shailendra Kumar

Director, Environmental Business Development

Civil Systems Division

Information Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation

17455 E Exposition Drive

Aurora, CO 80017

Phone: 303-513-4085

Email: Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com <mailto:Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com> 


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