Jan Kleissl

Associate Director, Center for Energy Research, UCSD

Professor Kleissl researches the interaction of weather with engineering systems in buildings, solar power systems, and the electric power grid. Kleissl’s solar variability models, sky imager solar forecasting tools, and numerical weather prediction solar forecasts have been commercialized or used operationally to advance solar power integration. Kleissl received an undergraduate degree from the University of Stuttgart and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, both in environmental engineering with a focus in environmental fluid mechanics. He is the Associate Director of the UC San Diego Center for Energy Research, Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Tuesday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • The Smart and Resilient Power Grid – Powering Your Smart Citystage
In this facilitated discussion, smart city and utility experts will discuss the huge changes facing our electricity grid such as exponential growth in connected devices, intermittent renewable energy and risks like cyber threats and extreme weather events. Learn how utilities are dealing with these evolving challenges to ensure the continuity, security and resilience of our electrical grid.