Energy Security and Hurricane Disaster Resilience Workshop for Florida Power System
For questions please contact: Bahri Uzunoglu, Kyle Gallivan
Event Information
When 1st workshop: 21-22 January 2020
2nd workshop: 01-02 June 2020
Where1st workshop location: 2000 Levy Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA,
2nd workshop location: Lägerhyddsvägen 1, 752 37 Uppsala, Sweden


Hurricane Michael in Tallahassee Vicinity

The workshop aims to develop scenarios to investigate use of and demonstrate the effectiveness of renewable distributed energy generation, control and energy storage technologies. The objective is to provide for the energy needs of critical disaster resilience facilities located in areas of critical state concern during a natural disaster or declared state of emergency. The workshop aims to increase the existing collaboration of Uppsala University Sweden and Florida State University USA experiences on power systems, governance and renewables to address the objective which is energy security and hurricane disaster resilience of Florida power system hence increase the collaboration between two countries that have complementary experience in education and research to address a critical problem.

We will assess the benefits for distributed energy generation and energy storage technologies throughout the state to improve the security of the state’s energy resources and enhance preparedness and resilience for a natural disaster or declared state of emergency. Florida has good resources of SOLAR, offshore WIND resources as observed in the island of Puerto Rico and marine CURRENT in the east coast with a dynamic economy. Florida legislators and utilities have started to work on energy security and disaster resilience program. The bill and investments call for the establishment of a pilot programme for the use of renewable-plus-storage-smart grid systems in preventing energy supply and delivery problems caused by natural disasters and other causes. This could see to solar, wind and marine energy conversion providing energy resiliency against natural disasters and helping restore power in their aftermath. The workshop aims to gain important insights to address the hurricane challenge by employing additional renewables and enhanced scenario based distribution management systems.

This will be further complemented by collaboration to further research funding and development.