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Trieu Mai

Researcher V-Model Engineering

Trieu.Mai@nrel.gov | 303-384-7566

Trieu Mai is a member of the Forecasting & Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Electric sector capacity expansion modeling
High penetration renewable scenario analysis
Linear programming

Research Interests

Implications of large-scale deployment of renewable energy
Integration of renewable technologies into the power system

Education

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 (20072009)
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (20022004)

Featured 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).