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On Wednesday, November 10 from 12-1 p.m.(ET), Liz Allen, post-doctoral research associate at Northeastern University, and research scientist at GRI will be giving a talk at Dartmouth University titled “Envisioning the Future of Sharing in Electrical Energy Systems: Opportunities and Risks for Resilience, Sustainability and Equity as part of the New Energy: Conversations with Early-Career Energy Researchers series. This event can be attended virtually.

This talk will introduce a framework for conceptualizing emergent types of electricity sharing and will explore the challenges and opportunities that sharing economics bring to platform operators’ leverage over consumers, disruptive technologies, and energy democracy. More information about the research can be found here. 

About The Speaker

allen, headshotDr. Liz Allen serves as a research development officer at Northeastern University, providing tactical and strategic support to interdisciplinary teams developing research proposals and an adjunct instructor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, with a focus on energy system transitions and intersections of climate change, food and energy systems, and social justice.

She holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University, where her doctoral research explored approaches to stakeholder engagement in regional climate change impacts modeling and analyzed how environmental models are used in land use planning. Previously, she has been involved in participatory community research initiatives in the Pacific Northwest, Gulf Coast, and New England states. Liz is interested in system dynamics modeling as a framework to provide decision-makers with new tools to understand system interactions and design strategies for sustainable and resilient community development.

About the Series

New Energy: Conversations with Early-Career Energy Researchers is a multi-university series featuring graduate, post-doctoral, and other early-career researchers sharing their discoveries and perspectives on energy-related topics. From policy to analysis to emerging research, this series will give anyone interested in energy the opportunity to learn from the rising stars in the field. Learn more about the series and collaborating institutions here.