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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., M. Hand, and R. Wiser. 2012. Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-54526.

Tegen, S., M. Hand, B. Maples, E. Lantz, P. Schwabe, and A. Smith. 2012. 2010 Cost of Wind Energy Review. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-52920.

Lantz, E., R. Wiser, and M. Hand. 2012. IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53510.

Dykes, K., R. Meadows, F. Felker, P. Graf, M. Hand, M. Lunacek, J. Michalakes, P. Moriarty, W. Musial, and P. Veers. 2011. Applications of Systems Engineering to the Research, Design, and Development of Wind Energy Systems. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-52616.

Tegen, S., M. Hand, B. Maples, E. Lantz, P. Schwabe, and A. Smith. 2012. 2010 Cost of Wind Energy Review. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-52920.

Denholm, P. and M. Hand. 2011. "Grid Flexibility and Storage Required to Achieve Very High Penetration of Variable Renewable Electricity." Energy Policy 39, no. 3 (March 2011): 1817-30. NREL Report No. JA-6A20-49400. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.019

Schwabe, P., S. Lensink, and M. Hand. 2011. IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-48155.

Hand, M., N. Blair, M. Bolinger, R. Wiser, R. O'Connell, T. Hern, and B. Miller. 2008. Power System Modeling of 20% Wind-Generated Electricity by 2030: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-500-42794.

Full list of Maureen Hand publications (NREL)