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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

Mai, T., C. Barrows, A. Lopez, E. Hale, M. Dyson, and K. Eurek. 2015. Implications of Model Structure and Detail for Utility Planning: Scenario Case Studies Using the Resource Planning Model. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63972.

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

Ibanez, E., T. Mai, and L. Coles. 2012. Analyzing the Deployment of Large Amounts of Offshore Wind to Design an Offshore Transmission Grid in the United States: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-5500-56262.

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

Brinkman, G., P. Denholm, E. Drury, E. Ela, T. Mai, R. Margolis, and M. Mowers. 2012. Grid Modeling for the SunShot Vision Study. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53310.

Ibanez, E., T. Mai, and L. Coles. 2012. "Analyzing the Deployment of Large Amounts of Offshore Wind to Design an Offshore Transmission Grid in the United States." Paper presented at the 11th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2012. NREL/CP-5500-56262.

Denholm, P., M. Hand, T. Mai, R. Margolis, G. Brinkman, E. Drury, M. Mowers, and C. Turchi. 2012. Potential Role of Concentrating Solar Power in Enabling High Renewables Scenarios in the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-56294.

Full list of Trieu Mai publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Photography, travel, surfing, parenting