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David Palchak

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David Palchak is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Systems Engineer
On staff since September 2012
Phone number: 303-384-7456
E-mail: david.palchak@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Electrical load forecasting with artificial neural networks
  • Demand-side management optimization with Matlab

Primary research interests

  • Demand response and renewable energy deployment modeling (PLEXOS)

Education and background training

  • B.A. in biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 2006
  • M.S in mechanical engineering, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 2012

Prior work experience

  • Research Assistant, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, Colorado State University (2010-2012)
  • Materials Tester, Trautner Geotech (2008-2010)

Selected publications

D. Palchak, S. Suryanarayanan, and D. Zimmerle. (2012). "An Artificial Neural Network in Short-Term Load Forecasting of a University Campus: A Case Study," ASME International Conference on Sustainability.

Personal interests/hobbies

  • Skiing, climbing, woodworking, biking