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Clayton Barrows

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Clayton Barrows is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Electric System Modeler
On staff since January 2013
Phone number: 303-275-3921
E-mail: clayton.barrows@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Power system modeling

Primary research interests

  • Power and energy systems
  • Complex system optimization
  • Network science

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in energy and mineral engineering, Penn State, 2013
  • B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Wyoming, 2005

Prior work experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Penn State (2007-2012)
  • Research Assistant, Penn State (2007-2012)
  • Graduate Intern, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011)
  • Software Application Engineer, Carel USA (2007)
  • Student Engineer, University of Wyoming, Motor Testing Facility (2004-2006)

Other affiliations

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Selected publications

Barrows, C.; Hummon, M.; Jones, W.; Hale, E. (2014). Time Domain Partitioning of Electricity Production Cost Simulations. 34 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-60969.

Barrows, C.; Blumsack, S. (2012). "Transmission Switching in the RTS-96 Test System." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Vol. 27(2), May; pp. 1134-1135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2170771

Barrows, C.; Blumsack, S.; Bent, R. (2012). "Computationally efficient optimal Transmission Switching: Solution space reduction." 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting on July 22-26, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345550

Cotilla-Sanchez, E.; Hines, P.D.H.; Barrows, C.; Blumsack, S. (2012). "Comparing the Topological and Electrical Structure of the North American Electric Power Infrastructure." IEEE Systems Journal. Vol. 6(4), December; pp. 616-626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2012.2183033

Blumsack, S.; Hines, P.; Patel, M.; Barrows, C.; Cotilla Sanchez, E. (2009). "Defining power network zones from measures of electrical distance." 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting on July 22-30, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PES.2009.5275353

Personal interests/hobbies

Bicycling, skiing