As an energy systems researcher in NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center’s Grid Systems group, Sarah's research focuses on resource adequacy of power systems. Her work focuses specifically on analyzing the capacity credit of renewables and energy storage as the penetrations of these resources increase.
Analyzing the effects of high penetrations of renewable energy on the power grid
Examining the capacity credit of renewables and energy storage
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2019)
B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016)
Prior Work Experience
Graduate Researcher, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016-2019)
Programmatics Intern, Imperial Oil Limited, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2014-2015)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Sarah Awara, Hamidreza Zareipour, Andy Knight. 2018. Solar Power Capacity Value Evaluation-A Review. 2018 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering (CCECE).
S. Awara, A. Jahanbani Arkakani, H. Zareipour, A. Knight. 2018. Assessing Capacity Value of Wind in Alberta. CIGRÉ Canada Conference, Westin Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 15-18, 2018.
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