Michael Blonsky is a research engineer in the Distribution Edge Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at NREL. His primary research areas include modeling and control of flexible loads, including heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment, water heaters, electric vehicles, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs). He works on a variety of projects that simulate buildings, DERs, distribution systems, home energy management systems, transactive markets, and distribution-scale aggregators and controllers. He is the lead developer for OCHRE, a residential energy model for building-to-grid integration studies.
Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation and Control
Building Energy Modeling
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
Consultant, EMI Consulting (2014–2017)
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Colorado School of Mines (2017–2019)
Hardware Implementation and Market Impacts of Grid-Supportive Functions in End-Use Loads, NREL Technical Report (2023)
Savings in Action: Lessons from Observed and Modeled Residential Solar Plus Storage Systems, NREL Technical Report (2022)
Potential Impacts of Transportation and Building Electrification on the Grid: A Review of Electrification Projections and Their Effects on Grid Infrastructure, Operation, and Planning, Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports (2019)
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Awards and Honors
First Place, Solar Decathlon Africa (2019)