Systems Science Friday Noon Seminar Series

Adoption Patterns in the Diffusion of Distributed Energy Resources



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Given the growing trends towards decentralization and decarbonization of the power sector, there is an increasing need to understand how customers make energy decisions at a more granular level. This is largely because the adoption of distributed resources and increasing electrification are making it clear that often costs and benefits to the grid are both highly locational and time dependent. This presentation will discuss foundational work in solar diffusion studies and emerging research work on the co-adoption patterns of different types of energy investments (efficiency, solar, electric vehicles, demand response) on the distribution grid.

Biographical Information

Josh Keeling is PhD student in systems science at PSU, where he also received his masters with a focus on applied statistics, information theory, simulation and model theory, and organizational dynamics. He also received a BS in economics from PSU. He is currently a Sr Product Manager at LO3 Energy, a local software startup that develops transactive energy solutions for clients globally. He has previously held leadership roles in Distribution Resource Planning and Customer Energy Solutions at Portland General Electric and in Statistical Analysis at the Cadmus Group.


Renewable resource integration -- Social aspects, System theory, Distributed generation of electric power, Electric power distribution -- Technological innovations


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Adoption Patterns in the Diffusion of Distributed Energy Resources