PIMS-BIRS-UBCO Summer School on Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy (24ss004)


Deniz Sezer (University of Calgary)

(Clemson University)

Richard Karsten (Acadia University)

Adam Monahan (University of Victoria)


The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Banff International Research Station and University of British Columbia - Okanagan will host the “Summer School on Forecasting and Mathematical Modeling for Renewable Energy” workshop at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., from July 14 - 26, 2024.

Wind and solar power are the primary sources of renewable energy, and both driven by the weather, hence stochastic and variable. To solve the grand challenges related to their optimal deployment requires an interdisciplinary approach combining expertise in mathematics, statistics, atmospheric sciences, fluid dynamics, power system engineering, economics and finance. In this summer school, the students will receive training in key methodologies for forecasting and mathematical modeling of renewables. Topics covered include atmospheric boundary layer for complex terrains and near the sea surface, stochastic modeling of wind and solar energy, microgrids, their optimization and applications for remote communities, and mathematical modeling of electricity markets.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology.