Nicholas DeForest

Nicholas DeForest

Sustainable Energy Systems Group
Microgrids
Grid Integration Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R1121
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-1139
(510) 486-6188

Nicholas DeForest is a Principal Research Associate in the Grid Integration Group (GIG) of the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department (ESDRD) and affliated with the Electricity Markets and Policy (EMP) group. His research focuses on using optimization to inform investment and operations decision-making for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). He works as a core developer for the optimization tool DER-CAM (Distributed Energy Resource CUstomer Adoption Model), helping to expand the model's capacity and applying it to a variety of research questions. As part of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project at LA Air Force Base, he is working to develop a DER-CAM module to optimize the charging of electric vehicle fleets participating in grid ancillary service markets.

Additionally, he works as a member of the Emerging Technology Assessment (ETA) research team, where his work focuses on simulation, life cycle and market analysis of early stage building energy technologies being developed at the Molecular Foundry at LBNL.

He received a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California – Berkeley in 2009 with a focus in combustion and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 2007. His graduate research centered on chemical kinetic modeling of high-efficiency engine systems. He has been employed at LBNL since June 2010.

Education

2009, MS Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
2007, BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

2012

DeForest, Nicholas, Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, and Jonathan Donadee. Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation In 2011 ACEEE Summer Study on Engery Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, 2012. Download: PDF (1.63 MB)
Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, Joseph H. Eto, Gonçalo Cardoso, Andrea Mammoli, Hans Barsun, Richard Burnett, David Klapp, and Judy Lai. "Web-Based Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids." In 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference. Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C., USA, 2012. Download: PDF (3.06 MB)

2011

Marnay, Chris, Nicholas DeForest, Michael Stadler, Jonathan Donadee, Carlos Dierckxsens, Gonçalo Mendes, Judy Lai, and Gonçalo Cardoso. "A Green Prison: Santa Rita Jail Creeps Towards Zero Net Energy (ZNE)." In ECEEE Summer Study, June 6-11, 2011. Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France, 2011. Download: PDF (1.59 MB)
Marnay, Chris, Michael Stadler, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Nicholas DeForest, Jonathan Donadee, Prajesh Bhattacharya, and Judy Lai. "Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and Operation." In Microgen’II: Second International Conference of Microgeneration and Related Technologies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 4-6 Apr 2011. Glasgow, Scotland : LBNL, 2011. Download: PDF (1.07 MB)
Marnay, Chris, Michael Stadler, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Nicholas DeForest, Jonathan Donadee, Prajesh Bhattacharya, and Judy Lai. Applications of Optimal Building Energy System Selection and Operation In Second International Conference of Microgeneration and Related Technologies. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 2011. Download: PDF (6.4 MB)
Lai, Judy, Nicholas DeForest, Sila Kiliccote, Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, and Jonathan Donadee. "Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs." In ECEEE Summer Study, June 6-11, 2011. Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France: LBNL, 2011. Download: Report PDF (1.41 MB); Poster PDF (908.26 KB)
DeForest, Nicholas, Judy Lai, Michael Stadler, Gonçalo Mendes, Chris Marnay, and Jonathan Donadee. "Integration & Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita Jail." In Jeju 2011 Symposium on Microgrids, Jeju Island, Korea, May 27 - 28, 2011. Jeju, Korea: LBNL, 2011. Download: PDF (926.73 KB)

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