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Maureen Hand

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Maureen Hand is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Engineer
On staff since 1995
Phone number: 303-384-6933
E-mail: maureen.hand@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Active control systems for utility-scale wind turbines
  • Advanced control systems
  • Numerical modeling and control system design
  • Assessing future wind technology cost and performance estimates
  • Survey methods for estimating the value of wind energy

Primary research interests

  • Developing transparent cost model for wind energy
  • Electric system modeling scenarios
  • Wind technology development risk analysis
  • Wind turbine cost and scaling model development

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003
  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, 1994

Other affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Wind Energy Technical Committee

Selected publications

Lantz, E.; Hand, M.; Wiser, R. (2012). Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy: Preprint. 10 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54526.

Tegen, S.; Hand, M.; Maples, B.; Lantz, E.; Schwabe, P.; Smith, A. (2012). 2010 Cost of Wind Energy Review. 111 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-5000-52920.

Lantz, E.; Wiser, R.; Hand, M. (2012). IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2. 137 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53510.

Dykes, K.; Meadows, R.; Felker, F.; Graf, P.; Hand, M.; Lunacek, M.; Michalakes, J.; Moriarty, P.; Musial, W.; Veers, P. (2011). Applications of Systems Engineering to the Research, Design, and Development of Wind Energy Systems. 92 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-5000-52616.

Tegen, S.; Hand, M.; Maples, B.; Lantz, E.; Schwabe, P.; Smith, A. (2012). 2010 Cost of Wind Energy Review. 111 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-5000-52920.

Denholm, P.; Hand, M. (2011). Grid Flexibility and Storage Required to Achieve Very High Penetration of Variable Renewable Electricity. Energy Policy. Vol. 39(3), March 2011; pp. 1817-1830; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-49400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.019

Schwabe, P.; Lensink, S.; Hand, M. (2011). IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report. 122 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-48155.

Hand, M.; Blair, N.; Bolinger, M.; Wiser, R.; O'Connell, R.; Hern, T.; Miller, B. (2008). Power System Modeling of 20% Wind-Generated Electricity by 2030: Preprint. 11 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-500-42794.

Full list of Maureen Hand publications (NREL)