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Matthew O'Connell

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Matthew O'Connell is a member of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Systems Engineer
On staff since December 2014
Phone number: 303-384-7445

Areas of Expertise

  • Wind ramp detection methods
  • Energy storage systems for renewable energy generation
  • Statistical data analysis and modeling

Research Interests

  • Increased renewable energy penetration in the electric power system
  • Optimizing electric generation and transmission efficiency


  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2014
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, 2010

Prior Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Powerhouse Energy Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2012-2014)
  • Ballistic Armor R&D Engineer, DuPont, Wilmington, DE (2010-2012)

Other Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Featured Publications

O'Connell, M. and D. Zimmerle. "Supplemental energy needed for wind integration." Paper presented at the Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, July 2013. doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672973