This is the opening guest lecture for the Electric Grid Focus Group. Dr. Michael Chertkov of Los Alamos National Lab describes the statistical and mathematical problems arising in complex energy systems, including the electric grid and gas networks. Systems with high penetration of renewable energy are considered, and optimization of energy production and distribution over networks with uncertainty is explored as an ongoing challenge and fruitful research area. Relevant literature is surveyed, and ongoing research is discussed.
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