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Marissa Hummon

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Marissa Hummon is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

On staff since January 2010
Phone number: 303-275-3269

Areas of expertise

  • Integration of demand-side resources in grid simulation and optimization models
  • Parallel computation of power system models
  • Temporal and spatial characteristics of solar irradiance
  • PV power production datasets for large scale integration studies
  • Quantitative/statistical analysis and modeling

Primary research interests

  • Co-simulation of power system models across large differences in spatial-temporal resolution and horizon, including exploiting the parallelization of power system models in space and time
  • Smart grid technologies, demand response modeling, and production cost modeling
  • Deterministic approaches to downscaling spatial-temporal datasets
  • Market and variable generation technology interactions in both transmission and distribution systems

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in applied physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2009
  • B.A. in physics, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 2000

Prior work experience

  • Research Associate, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA (2002-2009)
  • Analyst, Ecos Consulting, Durango, CO (2002)
  • Consultant and VP Operations, Apogee Strategies, Chicago, IL (2000-2001)

Selected publications

Hummon, M.; Cochran, J.; Weekley, A.; Lopez, A.; Zhang, J.; Stoltenberg, B.; Parsons, B.; Batra, P.; Mehta, B.; Patel, D. (2014). Variability of Photovoltaic Power in the State of Gujarat Using High Resolution Solar Data. 65 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-60991.

Olsen, D. J.; Kiliccote, S.; Matson, N.; Sohn, M.; Rose, C.; Dudley, J.; Goli, S.; Hummon, M.; Palchak, D.; Denholm, P.; Jorgenson, J.; Ma, O. (2013). Grid Integration of Aggregated Demand Response, Part 1: Load Availability Profiles and Constraints for the Western Interconnection. 92 pp.; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Demand Response Research Center Report No. LBNL-6417E

Hummon, M.; Palchak, D.; Denholm, P.; Jorgenson, J.; Olsen, D. J.; Kiliccote, S.; Matson, N.; Sohn, M.; Rose, C.; Dudley, J.; Goli, S.; Ma, O. (2013). Grid Integration of Aggregated Demand Response, Part 2: Modeling Demand Response in a Production Cost Model. 72 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58492.

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.

Hummon, M.; Barrows, C.; Jones, W. (2013). Accelerating Computation of the Unit Commitment Problem (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 20 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-60623.

Hummon, M. R.; Denholm, P.; Jorgenson, J.; Palchak, D.; Kirby, B.; Ma, O. (2013). Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves. 57 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58491.

Hummon, M.; Denholm, P.; Jorgenson, J.; Mehos, M. (2013). Modelling Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage for Integration Studies: Preprint. 10 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-60365.

Hummon, M.; Weekley, A.; Searight, K.; Clark, K. (2013). Downscaling Solar Power Output to 4-Seconds for Use in Integration Studies: Preprint. 7 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-60335.

Hummon, M.; Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. (2013). Impact of Photovoltaic Orientation on its Relative Economic Value in Wholesale Energy Markets. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. Vol. 21(7), November 2013; pp. 1531-1540; NREL Report No. JA-6A2-49401.

Denholm, P.; Hummon, M. (2012). Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model. 49 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-56731.

Ibanez, E.; Brinkman, G.; Hummon, M.; Lew, D. (2012). Solar Reserve Methodology for Renewable Energy Integration Studies Based on Sub-Hourly Variability Analysis: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5500-56169.

Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Ibanez, E.; Hummon, M.; Hodge, B. M.; Heaney, M.; King, J. (2012). Sub-Hourly Impacts of High Solar Penetrations in the Western United States: Preprint. 11 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5500-56171.

Hummon, M.; Ibanez, E.; Brinkman, G.; Lew, D. (2012). Sub-Hour Solar Data for Power System Modeling From Static Spatial Variability Analysis: Preprint. 9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-56204.

Hodge, B. M.; Hummon, M.; Orwig, K. (2011). Solar Ramping Distributions over Multiple Timescales and Weather Patterns (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 19 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5500-53409.

Gelman, R.; Hummon, M.; McLaren, J.; Doris, E. (2010). NREL's Clean Energy Policy Analyses Project: 2009 U.S. State Clean Energy Data Book, October 2010. 176 pp.; NREL Report No. BK-6A20-48212; DOE/GO-102010-3139.

Hummon M.R., A.J. Stollenwerk, V. Narayanamurti, P.A. Anikeeva, M. Panzer, V. Wood, V. Bulovíc. (2010). "Measuring charge trap occupation and energy level in CdSe/ZnS quantum dots using a scanning tunneling microscope." Physical Review B, March (in press).

Olson (Hummon) M.R., K.J. Russell , V. Narayanamurti, J.M. Olson, I. Appelbaum. (2006). "Linear photon upconversion of 400 meV in an AlGaInP/GaInP quantum well heterostructure to visible light at room temperature." Applied Physics Letters, 88, 161108.

Full list of Marissa Hummon publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Climbing, hiking, running, community activism