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Trieu Mai

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Trieu Mai is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Engineer
On staff since 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7566
E-mail: trieu.mai@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Electric sector capacity expansion modeling
  • High penetration renewable scenario analysis
  • Linear programming

Primary research interests

  • Implications of large-scale deployment of renewable energy
  • Integration of renewable technologies into the power system

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in theoretical physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2007
  • M.S. in physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 2004
  • B.S. in physics, University of California, Davis, CA, 2002

Prior work experience

  • Patent Agent, Lumen Patent Firm, Palo Alto, CA (2007-2009)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (2002-2004)

Selected publications

National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2012). Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Hand, M.M.; Baldwin, S.; DeMeo, E.; Reilly, J.M.; Mai, T.; Arent, D.; Porro, G.; Meshek, M.; Sandor, D. eds. 4 vols. NREL/TP-6A20-52409. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Ibanez, E.; Mai, T.; Coles, L. (2012). Analyzing the Deployment of Large Amounts of Offshore Wind to Design an Offshore Transmission Grid in the United States: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5500-56262.

Mai, T.; Wiser, R.; Sandor, D.; Brinkman, G.; heath, G.; Denholm, P.; Hostick, D.J.; Darghouth, N.; Schlosser, A.; Strzepek, K. (2012). Exploration of High-Penetration Renewable Electricity Futures. Vol. 1 of Renewable Electricity Futures Study. NREL/TP-6A20-52409-1. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Brinkman, G.; Denholm, P.; Drury, E.; Ela, E.; Mai, T.; Margolis, R.; Mowers, M. (2012). Grid Modeling for the SunShot Vision Study. 38 pp.; NREL/TP-6A20-53310.

Ibanez, E.; Mai, T.; Coles, L. (2012). Analyzing the Deployment of Large Amounts of Offshore Wind to Design an Offshore Transmission Grid in the United States. The 11th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems. Lisbon, Portugal, November 13-15, 2012. NREL Report No. CP-5500-56262.

Denholm, P.; Hand, M.; Mai, T.; Margolis, R.; Brinkman, G.; Drury, E.; Mowers, M.; Turchi, C. (2012). Potential Role of Concentrating Solar Power in Enabling High Renewables Scenarios in the United States. 29 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-56294.

Full list of Trieu Mai publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Photography, travel, surfing, parenting