Cameron Wade

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Cameron’s interests lie at the intersection of energy system decarbonization and computational models. The emergence of newly affordable technologies --- such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, and batteries --- has changed the way in which power systems are planned and operated. The wind is not always blowing, and the sun is not always shining. As a result, wind and solar technologies are difficult to value, thereby making it also difficult to value balancing technologies such as batteries. Cameron’s research focuses on integrating mathematical and statistical techniques into energy system models in an effort to better represent the variable nature of wind and solar technologies. Cameron also spends time thinking about what role the electricity consumer may play in the future, e.g. what effects would significant adoption of residential solar PV and/or batteries have on the greater system. Cameron holds a BSc and MSc in Physics and Maths, respectively.