Clayton Barrows is a member of the Grid Operations Planning Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center.
Areas of Expertise
Power system modeling
Power and energy systems
Complex system optimization
Ph.D. in energy and mineral engineering, Penn State, 2013
B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Wyoming, 2005
Teaching Assistant, Penn State (2007–2012)
Research Assistant, Penn State (2007–2012)
Graduate Intern, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011)
Software Application Engineer, Carel USA (2007)
Student Engineer, University of Wyoming, Motor Testing Facility (2004–2006)
Associations and Memberships
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Barrows, Clayton, Trieu Mai, Scott Haase, Jennifer Melius, and Meghan Mooney. 2016. Renewable Energy Deployment in Colorado and the West: A Modeling Sensitivity and GIS Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65350
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.
Barrows, C., M. Hummon, W. Jones, and E. Hale. 2014. Time Domain Partitioning of Electricity Production Cost Simulations. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60969.
Barrows, C., and S. Blumsack. 2012. "Transmission Switching in the RTS-96 Test System." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 27, no. 2 (May 2012): 1134-35. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2170771
Barrows, C., S. Blumsack, and R. Bent. 2012. "Computationally efficient optimal Transmission Switching: Solution space reduction." Paper presented at the 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, University Park, PA, July 2012. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345550
Cotilla-Sanchez, E., P.H.D. Hines, C. Barrows, and S. Blumsack. "Comparing the Topological and Electrical Structure of the North American Electric Power Infrastructure." IEEE Systems Journal 6, no. 4 (December 2012): 616-26. doi:10.1109/JSYST.2012.2183033
Blumsack, S., P. Hines, M. Patel, C. Barrows, and E. Cotilla Sanchez. "Defining power network zones from measures of electrical distance." Paper presented at the 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta Canada, July 2009. doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275353
Full list of Clayton Barrows publications (NREL).