Chris Marnay is a retired Staff Scientist currently affiliated with the China Energy Group. He worked at Berkeley Lab for 29 years. He models economic-environmental problems related to likely future adoption patterns of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER), especially when clustered in microgrids exercising local semiautonomous control and able to island. He was a member of the Consortium of Electric Reliability Solutions (CERTS) team that proposed the CERTS Microgrid concept, and has published a large body of research on microgrid principles, economics, and applications. His work on DER led to development of the DER Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), which finds optimum technology neutral combinations of equipment and operating schedules, given prevailing economic circumstances and available equipment descriptions, including multiple generation options, energy storage, and electric vehicles. DER-CAM has been used for numerous analyses and scheduling problems, including storage charging and discharging at the University of New Mexico Mechanical Engineering in Albuquerque. He has lectured widely on microgrid principles, economics, and demonstrations, chairs the annual International Microgrids Symposiums, and served as Convenor of CIGRÉ Working Group 6.22, Microgrid Evolution Roadmap. He has worked at the University of Texas at Austin, was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow at the University of Kitakyushu in 2006, and is an affiliate faculty member in U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group.
Development Studies, BA, UC Berkeley, 1981|Agricultural and Resource Economics, MS, UC Berkeley, 1983|Energy and Resources, PhD, UC Berkeley, 1993
Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response under Uncertainty." In IAEE’s Rio 2010 International Conference, June 6-9, 2010. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil : LBNL, 2010. "
Simulation of the GHG Abatement Potentials in the U.S. Building Sector by 2050 In 29th USAEE/IAEE Annual North American Conference, October 14-16, 2010. Hyatt Regency Calgary, Canada, 2010.
Simulation of the GHG Abatement Potentials in the U.S. Building Sectory By 2050." In 29th USAEE/IAEE Annual North American Conference, October 14-16, 2010, 15. Calgary, Canada : LBNL, 2010. "
Storage Viability and Optimization Web Service. Berkeley: LBNL, 2010.
The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids." In 2nd European Conference on SmartGrids and E-Mobility, October 20 -21, 2010. Brussels, Belgium : LBNL, 2010. "
The CO2 Abatement Potential of California’s Mid-Sized Commercial Buildings. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010.
The CO2 Reduction Potential of Combined Heat and Power in California's Commercial Buildings." Clean Tech Law & Business Journal (2010): 16. "
The Influence of a CO2 Pricing Scheme on Distributed Energy Resources in California's Commercial Buildings In 23rd Annual Western Conference, Advanced Workship in Regulation and Competition. Hyatt Regency, Monterey, California, 2010.