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

2011

Stadler, Michael, Gonçalo Cardoso, Nicholas DeForest, Jonathan Donadee, Tomás Gómez, Judy Lai, Chris Marnay, Olivier Mégel, Gonçalo Mendes, and Afzal S. Siddiqui. Smart buildings with electric vehicle interconnection as buffer for local renewables?. Researching the Intelligent City: Key Challenges of Integrating Urban Energy and Mobility Systems Research Symposium, Berlin, 2011.

2010

Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, Florence Bonnet, and Judy Lai. Behavioral Aspects in Simulating the Future US Building Energy Demand In 2010 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. Sacramento, California, 2010. Download: PDF (4.18 MB)
DeForest, Nicholas, Florence Bonnet, Michael Stadler, and Chris Marnay. Introduction to the Buildings Sector Module of SEDS. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. Download: PDF (1.7 MB)
Stadler, Michael, Nicholas DeForest, Florence Bonnet, Chris Marnay, Judy Lai, and Trucy Phan. Simulation of the GHG Abatement Potentials in the U.S. Building Sector by 2050 In 29th USAEE/IAEE Annual North American Conference. Hyatt Regency Calgary, Canada, 2010. Download: PDF (2.18 MB)
Stadler, Michael, Nicholas DeForest, Chris Marnay, Florence Bonnet, Judy Lai, and Trucy Phan. "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. Download: PDF (1.67 MB)

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