Seth Blumsack

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Energy and electric power systems; regulation and deregulation of network industries; congestion pricing and management; complex systems and network theory; green design of products, processes, and systems; antitrust economics and the measurement of market power; and infrastructure management and investment.

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Projects

Recent Publications

Transition to Low-Carbon Electric Power: Portfolios, Flexibility, and Option Value

Webster, M. D., Zhao, B., Bukenberger, J. & Blumsack, S., Jul 5 2022, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 56, 13, p. 9583-9592 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Minitrack on distributed, renewable and mobile resources

Blumsack, S., Jewell, W. & Smith, J. C., 2021, In: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2020-January, p. 3091 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Could on-site fuel storage economically reduce power plant-gas grid dependence in pipeline constrained areas like New England?

Freeman, G. M., Apt, J., Blumsack, S. & Coleman, T., Jun 2021, In: Electricity Journal. 34, 5, 106956.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Emissions and Health Implications of Pennsylvania’s Entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Yang, H., Pham, A. T., Landry, J. R., Blumsack, S. A. & Peng, W., Sep 21 2021, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 55, 18, p. 12153-12161 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Minitrack on distributed, renewable and mobile resources

Blumsack, S., Jewell, W. & Smith, J. C., 2020, In: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2020-January, p. 2949 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Integrating embedded resources and network analysis to understand food-energy-water nexus in the US

Mahjabin, T., Mejia, A., Blumsack, S. & Grady, C., Mar 20 2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 709, 136153.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A real options approach to production and injection timing under uncertainty for CO2 sequestration in depleted shale gas reservoirs

Tayari, F. & Blumsack, S., Apr 1 2020, In: Applied Energy. 263, 114491.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Estimating loadability region of natural gas system via monotone inner polytope sequence

Wu, D., Nie, T., Turitsyn, K., Blumsack, S. & Blumsack, S., Jun 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. 7, 2, p. 660-672 13 p., 8811592.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Security, Sustainability, and Systems Perspectives

Grady, C. A., Blumsack, S., Mejia, A. & Peters, C. A., Jul 2019, In: Environmental Engineering Science. 36, 7, p. 761-762 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Weather or not? Welfare impacts of natural gas pipeline expansion in the northeastern U.S.

Kleit, A., Lo Prete, C., Blumsack, S. & Guo, N., Aug 1 2019, In: Energy Systems. 10, 3, p. 593-633 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Electricity rates for the zero marginal cost grid

Lo, H., Blumsack, S., Hines, P. & Meyn, S., Apr 2019, In: Electricity Journal. 32, 3, p. 39-43 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Joint Electricity and Natural Gas Transmission Planning with Endogenous Market Feedbacks

Bent, R., Blumsack, S., Van Hentenryck, P., Borraz-Sanchez, C. & Shahriari, M., Nov 2018, In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 33, 6, p. 6397-6409 13 p., 8395045.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Impacts of the retirement of the Beaver Valley and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants on capacity and energy prices in Pennsylvania

Blumsack, S., Jul 2018, In: Electricity Journal. 31, 6, p. 57-64 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The capacity value of optimal wind and solar portfolios

Shahriari, M. & Blumsack, S., Apr 1 2018, In: Energy. 148, p. 992-1005 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Techno-economic assessment of reservoir heterogeneity and permeability variation on economic value of enhanced oil recovery by gas and foam flooding

Tayari, F., Blumsack, S., Johns, R. T., Tham, S. & Ghosh, S., Jul 2018, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 166, p. 913-923 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review