Michael’s Background

While not working (on fee basis, of course) to save our Planet, Michael enjoys our Planet. Here is a picture that Michael took of a Blue Sky Day in the mountains near Georgetown, CO (not DC).
Monday, 02/22/21: Another Blue Sky Day in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Michael is hiking on the Guanella Pass Road. There is much less snow than usual. He thinks that it is climate change.

On my Menu Page go to my 2021 Papers to find my Offshore Paper

CleanPower 2020 now virtual

Michael’s paper, Is Wind “Power to Gas” Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid? was selected for presentation at CLEANPOWER 2020. The gas referred to is green hydrogen (H2) or synthetic natural gas [methane {CH4 }]. The grids referred are the natural gas grid for the CH4 (or H2) gas that leaves the P2G Plant and the electric grid for the wind power that powers the P2G Plant. CLEANPOWER 2020 was VIRTUAL.

CLEANPOWER 2020: STRONGER TOGETHER–THE VIRTUAL ePOSTER GALLERY RECEPTION was June 1. The virtual ePOSTER GALLERY is still open. There is no charge to visit the Gallery. You must bring your own wine and cheese.

At this reception, Michael made an ePoster presentation of his paper, Is Power to Gas (P2G) Ready for Prime time on the North American Grid?

While CLEANPOWER 2020 did not happen in Denver this year and even though right now, Michael is sheltering in place in Georgetown, CO, AWEA and Michael are moving forward. Michael looks forward to seeing you next year at CLEAN POWER 2021 in Indianapolis, IN.

https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/CLEANPOWER/

You can NOW download Michael’s CLEANPOWER 2020 paper, Is Power to Gas (P2G) Ready for Prime time on the North American Grid?, Excel P2G HE LCOG Algorithm Worksheet and his ePoster at https://tinyurl.com/StavyPapers2020

Michael can quantify what your power to gas (P2G) plant specs have to be to compute a levelized cost of gas (LCOG) that makes sense for prime time operation. The cost will be computed in US$/mmBtu (€/kWh).

NORTH AMERICA SMART WEEK ENERGY 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Michael presented two ePosters ( 1. A Levelized Cost (LCOS) Financial Algorithm for Computing the Levelized Cost (US$/MWh) of the Bulk Storage of Solar (Wind) Energy; 2. Is P2G Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid?) in the Finance and Asset Management Track of the ePoster Gallery at the North America 2020 Smart Week Conference (14 Sept-27 Oct).

Michael’s ePoster, Is P2G Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid?, was also presented in a virtual Expo Hall Speech on 21 Oct 2020.

To download his speech slide deck go to https://tinyurl.com/StavyPapers2020

Michael’s paper, Is Hydrogen Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid. A Guide for Bankers and Investors, was selected for presentation at ASES SOLAR 20/20, 23-26 June, Washington, DC. ASES SOLAR 20/20 was Virtual.

Michael presented his paper on 24 June in the Finance Track: Clean Energy Financing. Go to https://www.ases.org/events/finance-track-session/

Michael posted his ASES SOLAR 20/20 PAPER and Excel LCOS Algorithm WORKBOOK at https://tinyurl.com/C-Power2020

Michael can quantify what your hydrogen energy storage plant specs have to be to compute a levelized cost of storage (LCOS) that makes sense for prime time operation.  The cost will be computed in US$/MWh (€/MWh).

Michael took a break from writing his ASES SOLAR 20/20 paper to go outside. Here is a picture of the sun on Griffith Mountain in Georgetown, CO.

Griffith Mountain high above 907 Main St, Georgetown, CO; Spring 2020
When the Pandemic is over, you can again meet Michael at the Guggenheim

Michael’s paper, Is Hydrogen Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time on the European Grid?, was presented at Wind Europe 2019, 2-4 April, Bilbao, Spain. Download his paper and its Excel LCOS Financial Algorithm Workbook at https://tinyurl.com/y6uptvrd

When the Pandemic is over, you can again meet Michael in SLC

Michael’s paper, Is Hydrogen Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid, was presented at Solar Power International 2019 (SPI-19), 23-26 September, Salt Lake City UT. https://tinyurl.com/y6uptvrd%C2%A0

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The image at the top of this page is a foot bridge over the  North Branch of the Chicago River (at Monticello Ave in Albany Park, Chicago).  Michael has lived along the Chicago River for 54 years. The first 12 of these 54 years he lived with his parents along the North Branch of the Chicago River in Albany Park.

For your grandchildren, below is a picture of one of Michael’ s childhood friends. This picture was taken by Michael’s father. At the time, he was encouraging Michael to meet new friends.

When he was a child, Michael swam in the Chicago River with his friend. As you can see, his friend was happy to see Michael

Michael’s 1884 Mountain Cabin in Georgetown, CO (not DC)
A Happy Chicago River Fish (1950)

In a case study for his WindEurope 2018 paper, Michael used the utility-scale Cabin Creek Pumped Hydro Storage Plant (324 MW|1,496 MWh) located in Clear Creek County, CO. Georgetown, CO is the county seat of Clear Creek County.  The Cabin Creek specs are subject to revision after the current upgrade is completed.


Chicago’s Palmolive Building with Beacon on, January, 2020

Michael STAVY, Saving Planets Throughout the Galaxy