Michael’s Background

While not working 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 or TX).
Mount Bethel in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Michael has stopped on I-70. There is much less snow than usual. He thinks that it is Global Warming.

Michael’s Public CV is at https://tinyurl.com/2p8utryp

Michael will be giving an On-Demand Lecture at the American Clean Power 2022 Convention and Exhibition, 16-19 May, San Antonio, TX To download his paper, go to his 2022 Papers on this website Menu

Michael presented a Poster of his paper, A Financial Algorithm for Computing the Levelized Cost (€/kg; US$/kg) of Green Hydrogen (LCOH); A Quantitative Tool, at the Wind Europe 2022 Annual Event, 5-7 April, Bilbao.

To download his poster, paper and worksheet, go to Michael’s 2022 papers on this website’s menu. Hurry, Michael is planning to install a paywall in the near future.

If you were are at the Annual Event, Michael hopes that you had time to stop by Michael’s poster to say hello.

On the Menu Page, go to Michael’s 2021 Papers to download his 2021 Clean Power Poster, Paper and Worksheet

On the Menu Page, go to Michael’s 2021 Papers to learn what he said and to download his ACP 2021 Offshore Paper, Poster and Worksheet.

Michael presented two papers at Electric City 2021; 1. the Levelized Cost of Green Hydrogen (LCOH) and 2. Power to X (P2X). On the Menu Page, go to his 2020 Papers to download his Electric City 2021 Papers

You can also download his Posters and his Excel LCOH and P2X Worksheets.

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?

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

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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 2020, 23-26 June, Washington, DC. ASES SOLAR 2020 was Virtual.

Michael presented his paper on 24 June in the Finance Track: Clean Energy Financing.

Michael posted his ASES SOLAR 2020 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 2020 paper to go outside. Here is a picture of the sun on Griffith Mountain in Georgetown, CO.

Mountains covered with snow 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.


Georgetown, CO (not TX, DC) Trees in Winter, January, 2020

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