Chris Marnay

Chris Marnay

China Energy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2121
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2112
(510) 486-7028

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

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Education

1981, BA Development Studies, UC Berkeley
1983, MS Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
1993, PhD Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley

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Publications

2010

Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Judy Lai, Gonçalo Cardoso, Olivier Mégel, and Afzal S. Siddiqui. 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. Download: PDF (5.74 MB)

2009

Marnay, Chris, Judy Lai, Michael Stadler, and Afzal S. Siddiqui. "Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings." In Cigré Integration of Wide-Scale Renewable Resources into the Power Delivery System, July 29-31, 2009, 7. Calgary, Canada, 2009. Download: PDF (354.34 KB)
Marnay, Chris, Michael Stadler, Afzal S. Siddiqui, and Hirohisa Aki. Control of Carbon Emissions in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings by Optimal Technology Investments in Smart Energy Systems and Demand-Side-Management In 32nd IAEE International Conference, Energy, Economy, Environment: The Global View. Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Francisco, 2009.
Marnay, Chris, Michael Stadler, Timothy Lipman, Judy Lai, Gonçalo Cardoso, and Olivier Mégel. Greenhouse Gas Abatement with Distributed Generation in California's Commercial Buildings In 6th Annual California Climate Change Research Symposium. Sacramento Convention Center, 2009. Download: Poster PDF (1.45 MB)

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