Optimize operations by shifting loads in time and space

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Data scientists have much to contribute to climate change solutions. Even if your full-time job isn’t working on climate, data scientists who work on a company’s operations can have a big impact within their current role. By finding previously untapped sources of flexibility in operations, data scientists can help shift loads to times and places where the electricity grids have a higher share of carbon-free energy, such as wind and solar. This load shifting allows the grid to transition faster to higher shares of carbon-free energy, and it can also reduces operating costs as well.

Data Science contributions to climate…

Thomas Olavson

Senior director of data science at Google. Optimizing infrastructure (and reducing carbon) at scale.

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