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Gregory Brinkman

Researcher V-Model Engineering

Gregory.Brinkman@nrel.gov | 303-384-7390

Greg Brinkman is a member of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Unit commitment and dispatch modeling of electric power systems
Emission estimation from electric power systems
Air quality modeling

Research Interests

Integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and enabling technologies into the electric power system
Environmental impacts of renewable energy and energy efficiency

Education

Ph.D in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2009
M.P.P. in environmental policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2004
B.S. in electrical engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2002

Prior Work Experience

Research assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (20042009)
Research fellow, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD (20022004

Featured Publications

Brinkman, Gregory, Jennie Jorgenson, Ali Ehlen, and James H. Caldwell. 2016. Low Carbon Grid Study: Analysis of a 50% Emission Reduction in California Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64884.

Brinkman, Gregory. 2015. Renewable Electricity Futures: Operational Analysis of the Western Interconnection at Very High Renewable Penetrations. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64467.

Denholm, P., G. Brinkman, D. Lew, and M. Hummon. 2014. Operation of Concentrating Solar Power Plants in the Western Wind and Solar Integration Phase 2 Study. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61782.

Milligan, M., E. Ela, J. Hein, T. Schneider, G. Brinkman, and P. Denholm. 2012. Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Volume 4: Bulk Electric Power Systems: Operations and Transmission Planning. (Volume 4 of 4). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-52409-4.

Hurlbut, D.J., S. Haase, G. Brinkman, K. Funk, R. Gelman, E. Lantz, C. Larney, D. Peterson, C. Worley, and E. Liebsch. 2012. Navajo Generating Station and Air Visibility Regulations: Alternatives and Impacts (Revised). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53024.

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.

Brinkman, G., P. Denholm, E. Drury, R. Margolis, and M. Mowers. 2011. "Toward a Solar-Powered Grid." IEEE Power and Energy Magazine 9, no. 3 (May/June 2011): 24-32. NREL Report No. JA-6A20-50319. doi:10.1109/MPE.2011.940574

Brinkman, G.L., P. Denholm, M.P. Hannigan, and J.B. Milford. 2010. "Effects of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Ozone Concentrations in Colorado." Environmental Science and Technology 44, no. 16 (July 2010): 6256-62. NREL/JA-6A2-48656. doi:10.1021/es101076c

Full list of Greg Brinkman publications (NREL).