Projects hneieditor August 26, 2022

This section provides summaries of current and past research projects. Use the links below to jump to your area of interest.

Alternative Fuels
Alternative Fuels
Biomass and Biofuels

Sustainable Aviation Fuel ProductionScott Turn
Conduct research that supports development of supply chains for alternative, renewable, sustainable jet fuel production in Hawaiʻi.

Investigation of Waste-Based Feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Fuel ProductionScott Turn
Investigate the behavior of urban solid waste under possible gasification environments to inform relevant participants and support the production, adoption, and use of sustainable bio-based aviation fuel.

Advanced Fuel Characterization and DevelopmentScott Turn
Assess the impacts of trace quantities of heteroatomic organic species on fuel properties and advance the development of high-energy density fuels for future transportation applications.

Novel BiocarbonsScott Turn
Develop processes to produce biochars and biocarbons from biomass feedstocks and control and tune their properties by selection of biomass feedstocks and process conditions.

High Rate Anaerobic-Aerobic DigestionMichael Cooney
Produce a master design, inclusive of PID diagrams, costing, manufacturing, and shipping to build and install a wastewater treatment system designed from past research and commercial demonstration projects.

Resources for Renewable Natural Gas Production in Hawai‘i (2020-2021) – Scott Turn
Assessed resources for RNG production and compared their potential to current levels of fossil derived gas consumption in the State.

Hawai‘i State Bioenergy Master Plan (2008-2009) – Scott Turn
Developed a plan to address land and water resources, distribution infrastructure, labor resources, bioenergy technology, permitting, financial incentives, business partnering, and economic and environmental impacts.

Fuel Assessments

Resources for Renewable Natural Gas Production in Hawai‘i (2020-2021) – Scott Turn
Assessed resources for RNG production and compared their potential to current levels of fossil derived gas consumption in the State.

Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawai‘i: Policy, Economic, and Technical Questions (2012-2013)
Evaluated the potential importation of LNG to Hawai‘i and concluded that LNG could dramatically cut energy costs for consumers if obtained from the right source and on gas-indexed prices.


NELHA and MTA Hydrogen Stations and Fuel Cell Electric BusesMitch Ewan
Evaluate the technical and financial performance and durability of the station’s equipment and support a fleet of three hydrogen FCEBs in Hawai‘i.

MCBH “Fast Fill” Hydrogen Station (2010-2020) – Mitch Ewan
Installed and operated a “Fast Fill” (less than 5 minutes) hydrogen production and dispensing station to evaluate the performance and durability of the equipment, and support a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Solar Fuels

Solar Fuels GenerationNicolas Gaillard
Improve the durability and efficiency of chalcopyrite and perovskite thin-film photo-absorbers for photoelectrochemical production of solar fuels.

Grid Integration & Renewable Power Generation
Grid Integration & Energy Efficiency
Grid System Analysis

Oʻahu Near-Term Grid Reliability with AES RetirementRichard Rocheleau
Evaluate the ability of proposed solar + storage resources to provide the required energy needed, while also maintaining grid reliability amid generation shifts.

Maui Near-Term Reliability and Kahului Retirement AnalysisRichard Rocheleau
Evaluate Maui reliability if the Kahului Power Plant and/or Māʻalaea M10-M13 diesel generators are retired and evaluate potential mitigations necessary to preserve system reliability.

Oʻahu Retirement StudyRichard Rocheleau
Conduct analysis to determine the ability of solar + storage resources to continue replacing firm capacity to help develop long-term retirement plans for Oʻahu.

Oʻahu and Maui Load FlexibilityRichard Rocheleau
Quantify potential grid benefits of load flexibility and identify characteristics that are most valuable to the future grid.

Clean Firm NeedsRichard Rocheleau
Determine the minimum amount of firm power that the system would require at various levels of wind, solar, and storage additions to maintain adequate generation resources during periods of extended poor weather.

Long Duration Storage ModelingRichard Rocheleau
Conduct a limited evaluation to determine whether long duration, multi-day battery energy storage can provide the required resource adequacy and capacity to bridge extended periods of low solar and wind.

DER Aggregation and Control with High Penetration Solar + StorageRichard Rocheleau
Quantify the level of control needed for additional distributed energy resources based on system (not circuit) hosting capacity constraints.

Stochastic Modeling for High Renewable Grids (2020-2022) – Richard Rocheleau
Developed novel methodologies and tools to evaluate system risk and likelihood of capacity shortfalls in high percentage renewable grids.

Energy Generation and Resilience Opportunities Assessment for MCBH (2018-2022) – Leon Roose
Identified and evaluated needs and opportunities for implementing proven microgrid technologies on MCBH, while concurrently meeting their resiliency requirement.

NELHA HOST Park Microgrid Analysis (2019-2021) – Leon Roose
Determined the feasibility and benefits of modifying the current energy system at NELHA’s HOST Park to enable it to operate as a microgrid connected to HELCO’s electric grid system or as a stand-alone facility.

Integrated Stability and Cost Production Analysis (2020) – Richard Rocheleau
Developed a new tool to evaluate grid stability over the entire range of operations expected throughout the course of a year.

Curtailment and Grid Services with High Penetration Solar + Storage (2020) – Richard Rocheleau
Assessed the impact of agreement structures and plant configurations on curtailment when large amounts of solar + storage are added to the grid.

Capacity Value of Storage with High Penetration of PV and Storage (2020) – Richard Rocheleau
Evaluated the ability of battery energy storage to reliably replace the aging fossil-fired generation fleet in Hawaiʻi.

Grid Technology: Development and Demonstration

Coconut Island DC MicrogridLeon Roose
Demonstrate and assess the reliability, resilience, and energy efficiency benefits of a HNEI-developed DC microgrid test bed serving two buildings on Coconut Island.

Advanced Conservation Voltage Reduction Development and DemonstrationLeon Roose
Demonstrate conservation voltage reduction as an effective way to conserve energy.

Hawai‘i Virtual Power Plant DemonstrationLeon Roose
Assess the economic value and operational effectiveness of battery and solar resources and evaluate the technology application and the value proposition of a VPP.

Assessing Dynamic Response of Converter‐Dominated Power SystemsSaeed Sepasi
Develop local expertise in developing and validating modeling and control solutions for today’s power grid and identify converter models required for converter-dominated power systems.

Bidirectional EV Charging Demonstration ProjectLeon Roose
Develop, evaluate, and demonstrate the performance of novel algorithms to optimize the charge/discharge of shared fleet vehicles for energy cost minimization.

EV Charging Infrastructure Master Plan for USMC Camp Fuji, JapanLeon Roose
Develop a master plan for fleet electrification and electric vehicle infrastructure implementation and establish a network of EV charging stations to encourage adoption and promote sustainability.

Advanced Power Systems LaboratoryLeon Roose
Design and equip a lab to conduct research, development, test, and evaluation in support of power systems modernization and renewable energy integration by providing a state-of-the-art test environment to deliver next-generation smart grid technologies.

Development and Verification of AI-Based Microgrid Platform and Business Model (2018-2022) – Mark Glick
Demonstrated the capabilities of an advanced control system using artificial intelligence to optimize energy management of a microgrid to reduce costs and improve resilience.

Solar Power Forecasting (2018-2022)
Developed advanced forecasting systems, including new methods and technologies, to predict solar photovoltaic power generation from minutes to days ahead.

Advanced Real-Time Grid Energy Monitor System (ARGEMS) (2017-2022)
Developed a low-cost device and system that can provide enhanced situational awareness allowing tighter, localized coordination of distributed energy resources.

Ka Honua Momona: Maximizing Efficiency of Off-Grid Nano-Grid (2018-2021)
Converted an existing off-grid solar PV system, battery storage, and a backup fossil fueled generator, into a more efficient “smart” nano-grid.

Load and PV Data Synthesis (2017-2021) – Leon Roose
Synthesized solar photovoltaic and customer load data from field measurements to enable more realistic distribution feeder modeling and state analysis for circuits with high distributed PV penetration.

Fast Frequency Response Battery on a Low-Inertia Grid (2017-2020) – Marc Matsuura
Evaluated fast frequency response of a BESS on the island of Molokaʻi, which could impact industrial standards for metering and frequency measurement during electrical transients on low-inertia grids.

Grid-Scale Battery Testing (2011-2020) – Marc Matsuura
Evaluated three grid-tied Battery Energy Storage Systems addressing different issues arising increasing renewable energy penetration levels. Facilitated the discovery of benefits and unexpected adverse consequences arising from this technology on isolated grids.

Dynamic Load Bank for Islanded Grid Solutions (2018-2020) – Leon Roose
Demonstrated a reliable and inexpensive means to prevent the baseload diesel generators from operating below their minimum dispatch level during periods of high solar generation.

Sustainable Grid Platform with Enhanced System Layer and Fully Scalable Integration (2017-2020) – Leon Roose
Supported the long-term goal of designing highly scalable technologies for distribution systems to operate reliably and securely with extremely high penetration of distributed energy resources.

Smart Grid Inverters for High-Penetration PV Applications (2011-2015) – Leon Roose
Integrated grid management functionality software and standards-based communications hardware and software to develop and demonstrate use of a “smart grid inverter.”

Maui Smart Grid Demonstration (2008-2014) – Leon Roose
Developed and validated the use of smart grid technology to reduce peak demand and facilitate the integration of intermittent renewable technologies.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Modeling and Validating Indoor Air Quality in Hawaiʻi ClassroomsRichard Rocheleau
Evaluate room air quality under different use cases and ventilation typologies to understand the optimal ventilation configurations to minimize exposure to CO2 or other contaminants.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Building Operation (2022)
Provided support and content development to the City and County of Honolulu Climate Change Commission for development of a white paper intended to provided technical and policy guidance for climate change mitigation.

Using Computer Vision to Measure Human Movement  (2020-2021)
Developed a process to anonymously measure human flow patterns, dwell times, dwell location, occupant spacing, and other metrics for the purpose of optimizing space utilization and energy management.

Project FROG Net Zero, Mixed Mode Buildings (2012-2021)
Understand energy performance and operation of net zero energy, mixed mode buildings in tropical climate and to use the buildings as real-world research facilities for the study of energy efficient building features and control strategies.

Adaptive Lighting and Energy Efficient Security Strategy (2018-2021)
Developed and tested an adaptive lighting system, based on novel Light Detection and Ranging sensor, that has the potential to significantly enhance security and dramatically reduce energy use and maintenance costs.

Building Energy Reduction in Future Transit Oriented Development Areas  (2018-2021)
Developed and demonstrated a building energy analysis process that can be used during early design phases at multiple transit-oriented development sites located along Oʻahu’s light rail line.

Energy Efficient Home Design: Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (2018-2021)
Provided technical support to the DHHL and two sets of their design/builders to improve comfort and energy efficiency of homes built in their neighborhoods.

Healthy and Resilient Buildings Initiative (2020) – Mark Glick
Provided an immediate pathway for relief to businesses from the coronavirus pandemic by using virtual energy audits to quickly identify operational energy savings from potential energy efficiency measures and indoor air quality improvements through potential increased air flow.

State of Hawai‘i Department of Education: Thermal Comfort Portal Web Hosting (2017-2020)
Provided HIDOE with the technical resources and expertise to support the delivery of energy and weather data that enables researchers, the community, and design professionals to make data-driven decisions for designs and resource allocation.

Desiccant Dehumidification for Mechanical HVAC Systems in Tropical Environment (2016-2017)
Investigated non-conventional liquid desiccant dehumidification systems, identified applications in Hawai‘i, proposed a pilot design, and identified a potential site for the implementation of a pilot.

State of Hawai‘i Department of Education Facilities Energy and Comfort Study (2015)
Monitored, evaluated, and assessed specific school facilities using a range of HIDOE-defined criteria that includes environmental conditions, energy use, comfort, and other human factors related to healthy learning environments.

Electrochemical Power Systems
Electrochemical Power Systems
Fuel Cells

Contaminant Tolerant Fuel Cells for Harsh EnvironmentsKeith Bethune
Support NRL’s efforts to develop lightweight, high efficiency fuel cell systems for UAVs, including developing components that enhance contaminant tolerance.

Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel CellTatyana Reshetenko
Evaluate the performance of AEMFCs under various operating conditions, study the effects of membrane electrode assemblies components, and develop methods applicable for AEMFC evaluation.

Transition Metal Carbide Catalysts for Electrochemical ApplicationsJing Qi
Develop transition metal carbide catalysts to improve performance in electrochemical applications and a variety of devices.

Materials Enablers for Advanced Manufacturing of Attritable Fuel CellsKeith Bethune
Perform material research and simulation to propose a conceptual design for a FC with laminate construction to realize a great cost decrease while retaining performance.

Proton Conducting Electrolytes for High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (HT-PEMFC)Yunfeng Zhai
Develop a novel inorganic electrolyte under high temperature and low humidity to be used in the cathode catalyst layer of HT-PEMFCs to overcome the issue of phosphoric acid leaching.

Advanced Characterization of PEMFC with Open Flow Field ArchitectureTatyana Reshetenko
Conduct a detailed evaluation of PEMFCs employing OFF design using advanced approaches such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and segmented cell system.

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Producing Hydrogen PeroxideAlexandra Fernandez
Modify a PEMFC to develop an alternative, electrochemical method for synthesizing hydrogen peroxide that also produces energy.

NELHA and MTA Hydrogen Stations and Fuel Cell Electric BusesMitch Ewan
Evaluate the technical and financial performance and durability of the station’s equipment and support a fleet of three hydrogen FCEBs in Hawai‘i.

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell ContaminationYunfeng Zhai
Develop an effective technique to mitigate or restore the performance loss caused by air contaminants in PEMFC systems.

PGM-Free Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cell Applications (2019-2021) – Tatyana Reshetenko
Developed highly active platinum group metal free catalysts to optimize their incorporation into an electrode structure and fuel cell to reduce costs and expand application opportunities.

Water Purification with Ion Exchange Membrane and Porous Media (2019-2021) – Yunfeng Zhai
Developed a novel, low-cost water purification technology with ion exchange membrane and porous media that may reduce the energy consumption to less than 1 kWh/m³ for seawater desalination.

MCBH “Fast Fill” Hydrogen Station (2009-2020) – Mitch Ewan
Installed and operated a “Fast Fill” (less than 5 minutes) hydrogen production and dispensing station to evaluate the performance and durability of the equipment, and support a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Mass Transfer Analysis for High Power Fuel Cells (2015-2019) – Tatyana Reshetenko
Developed a novel diagnostic method for the determination of mass transfer parameters, which will provide guidance for improvements in electrode structure design.

Airborne Contaminants Effects on PEMFCs (2010-2018)
Studied the impacts of critical airborne contaminants common to vehicle exhaust and other emissions on FC performance and durability. Determined the mechanisms and developed strategies to mitigate performance loss.

Fuel Cell Model Library (2007-2014)
Developed an open-source library of PEMFC models in the Modelica language to support understanding of PEMFC operation and analyze contaminant impacts at single cell and stack levels.

Determination of Mass Transfer Coefficients in PEM Fuel Cells (2012-2013) – Tatyana Reshetenko
Developed a method to separate reactant mass transfer coefficients in gas and solid ionomer phases of a PEM fuel cell.


Path Dependence of Battery DegradationMatthieu Dubarry
Characterize the impact of different stresses on the durability of Li-ion batteries using large experimental campaigns and design of experiments.

Battery Intelligence: Diagnosis and PrognosisMatthieu Dubarry
Develop approaches, tools, and protocols to improve batteries diagnosis and prognosis via non-invasive in-operando techniques.

Battery Electrode OptimizationMatthieu Dubarry
Optimize battery electrodes to improve performance by understanding local degradation mechanisms and by tuning the electrode architecture.

Battery Energy Storage Systems Durability and ReliabilityMatthieu Dubarry
Better understand the degradation of batteries in grid deployed systems and how to monitor them better, which will inform best practices to improve durability and safety.

Vanadium Flow with High Concentration Electrolytes (2019-2022) – Yunfeng Zhai
Developed a high power and energy density, durable, and safe VFB with novel catalysts high concentration of vanadium electrolytes.

Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials
Photovoltaic Materials

Printable PhotovoltaicsNicolas Gaillard
Develop high-throughput ink-based fabrication techniques for light-weight thin-film PV, which has the potential to reduce manufacturing costs and enable PV integration on non-conventional substrates.

Two-Dimensional Materials for Thin Film ManipulationNicolas Gaillard
Enhance our understanding of interfaces formed between thin film materials and 2D layers and explore the potential of these interfaces and innovating renewable energy conversion devices.

Encapsulation of Perovskite Solar Cells for Long Term OperationsNicolas Gaillard
Enhance our understanding of interfaces formed between thin film materials and 2D layers and explore the potential of these interfaces and innovating renewable energy conversion devices.

Hydrogen Storage and Carrier Materials

Develop Reversible Liquid Hydrogen Carriers Containing Magnesium Boranes
Develop a commercially viable, two-way liquid hydrogen carrier that has greater energy efficiency and lower delivery costs than existing hydrogen technology.

UH and UW Materials Research and Education Consortium (MRE-C)
Develop foundational knowledge about advanced nano-to-macroscale defect-bearing and doped materials and the properties controlling their unique behaviors and investigate their use for future energy technologies.

Development of Advanced Magnesium Boride Hydrogen Storage Materials (2019-2023)
Obtained key information for development of a comprehensive, multi-scale computational model of reversible hydrogenation of magnesium boride to magnesium borohydride.

Magnesium Boride Etherates for Hydrogen Storage (2016-2021)
Synthesized and characterized novel modified magnesium boride materials with improved hydrogen cycling kinetics and hydrogen storage capacities and demonstrated their capability to meet DOE hydrogen storage targets.

Gas Purification

Forward Osmosis Draw Solutions for Seawater Desalination
Fabricate a FO system and develop novel inorganic salts and ionic liquid draw solutes for use in FO water purification.

Development of Novel Air Filtration Materials
Design, synthesize, and characterize novel, reversible high-performance acidic gas contaminant absorbent materials that will enable FC vehicles to be efficiently operated under harsh environments.

Ocean Energy
Ocean Energy
Wave Energy

Research Support to the U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)Patrick Cross
Provide key research support in the form of environmental monitoring, independent WEC device performance analysis, and critical marine logistical support.

The Hawaiʻi Wave Surge Energy Converter (HAWSEC)Patrick Cross
Mature a WEC concept developed by a HNEI-led team that could ultimately produce cost-effective renewably generated electricity for coastal communities.

Hawai‘i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (2008-2019) – Patrick Cross
Facilitated the development of commercial wave energy systems by assessing the power performance of prototype wave energy conversion devices and evaluated their potential environmental impact.

Energy Policy & Analysis
Legislative and Community Support

Decision Support Services to the Hawaiʻi Public Utility CommissionRichard Rocheleau
Provide regular technical expertise and assistance to the PUC on a variety of analyses including utility plans and grid challenges.

Evaluation of the State Renewable Portfolio Standards MandateRichard Rocheleau
Provide the PUC with an update of the status of the state’s RPS mandate every five years, which is used by the PUC in the development of their report to the legislature.

Support of Integrated Grid PlanningRichard Rocheleau
Support the PUC by providing technical review and recommendations for HECO’s process to determine services to invest in to meet the state’s RPS goals and its Technical Advisory Panel.

Greenhouse Gas Life-Cycle Emissions AnalysisRichard Rocheleau
Conduct a study to provide estimates for the life-cycle GHG emissions of various energy resources and production technologies in Hawaiʻi for assessment to support PUC decision making.

Hawaiʻi State Energy Office SupportRichard Rocheleau
Support the HSEO to conduct work in various areas in need of additional resources with the objective to address and progress critical state energy transition needs.

Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum (HEPF)Richard Rocheleau
Support and manage the HEPF in its mission to advance Hawaiʻi’s energy transition through energy stakeholder engagement that enables informed decisions.

Hawaiʻi Hydrogen Integration StudyRichard Rocheleau
Identify potential uses for hydrogen and quantify the potential to produce hydrogen locally to meet those uses to determine the feasibility of large-scale hydrogen production and use across the state.

Molokaʻi Community Energy Resilience Action PlanRichard Rocheleau
Support stakeholders in Molokaʻi in the development of the CERAP by providing technical expertise, data, modeling capabilities, and technical reviews throughout the process.

Analysis of Bill Impacts and Equity of Time-of-Use Rate DesignRichard Rocheleau
Assess whether the proposed electric rates that vary in price based on the time of consumption would be equitable, calculate bill impacts of proposed rates, and evaluate potential changes to revenue and cost allocation.

Disposal and Recycling of Clean Energy Products in Hawai‘iMichael Cooney
Quantify the PV panel waste stream and conduct an assessment to determine best practices for disposal, recycling, or secondary use of clean energy products produced in the state.

Energy Transition Initiative Partnership Program (ETIPP)Richard Rocheleau
Participate as a Pacific Regional Partner to help community coordination, solve community energy transition questions and issues, provide technical assistance and guidance, and support energy transitions throughout the U.S.

Support to the Institute on Science for Global Policy (2022) – Richard Rocheleau
Supported ISGP in planning and holding an international Pacific Island hydrogen energy conference in Hawaiʻi to identify potential plans for future hydrogen development in the region.

AES Biomass Conversion (2021) – Richard Rocheleau
Characterized the potential of AES’ proposed conversion to a biomass plant, its cost, and impacts on contributions to RPS goals, future solar development, resource adequacy, and GHG emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction from Electrified Transportation (2020) – Richard Rocheleau
Quantified the net GHG benefits of electric vehicles compared to the current fleet and other vehicle options for Oʻahu.

Hawai‘i State Bioenergy Master Plan (2008-2009) – Scott Turn
Developed a plan to address land and water resources, distribution infrastructure, labor resources, bioenergy technology, permitting, financial incentives, business partnering, and economic and environmental impacts.

Grid Reliability Analysis
International Support
International Support

Asia Pacific Regional Energy System AssessmentRichard Rocheleau
Develop comprehensive energy system assessments regarding energy transition strategy, policy, regulation, technology options, demonstrations, implementation plans, and training throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Saigon Energy Hub (SEHub) SupportRichard Rocheleau
Develop a public renewable demonstration and technology center in Ho Chi Minh City to raise the community awareness of the needs, feasibility, and benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA) CollaborationLeon Roose
Develop a capacity building program focused on a variety of energy and grid assessment and integration for engineers from PEA.

Support to the USAID Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) ProgramLeon Roose
Support program activities to advance economic growth and resilient energy sector development including the establishment of net energy metering rules and development of a regulatory framework for BESS adoption in the Philippines.

USAID Sustainable Energy for Indonesia’s Advancing Resilience (SINAR) ProgramLeon Roose
Support program activities to advance Indonesia’s goals in accelerating deployment of advanced energy, improving utilities’ performance, adopting transparent and best value procurement, and strengthening institutional framework and capacity of the energy sector.

USAID Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program (SPP) – LaosLeon Roose
Provide program support focusing on enhancing power system resilience, implementing demand-side management/demand response strategies, and integrating variable renewable energy resources into their systems.

USAID Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP) ActivityLeon Roose
Provide technical assistance to support PNG’s enhanced electric connectivity and its goal of connecting 70% of its population to electricity by 2030.

Energy Security and Resilience in Caribbean IslandsLeon Roose
Provide technical assistance to the PACC 2030 initiative aimed at enhancing energy security and resilience in Caribbean countries by supporting development, building regulatory capacity, and strengthening utility capabilities.

Energy Systems Regulatory and Technical Support for Pacific Island CountriesLeon Roose
Provide technical and regulatory/policy support to various Pacific Island Countries, including developing energy regulatory framework and capacity building.

Developing Renewable Energy Storage System for the Pacific Island CountriesLeon Roose
Provide technical assistance to the World Bank project by supporting 11 PICs in designing a regional BESS policy framework and guidelines to support private sector participation in BESS development.

Innovation System Mapping Project in the Renewable Energy Sector in VietnamMark Glick
Provide financial support and guidance to NISTPASS to map the innovation system in the renewable energy sector in Vietnam.

EGAT Renewable Integration StudyLeon Roose
Conduct a renewable energy integration study, in collaboration with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, for Thailand and enhance the professional capacity of its engineers.

Chulalongkorn University Smart Campus Project – ARGEMS (2020-2022) – Leon Roose
Built joint research and development capacity in the area of grid modernization and smart grid initiatives, ultimately helping to enhance energy resilience and reliability while enabling a clean energy transition.

U.S. India Collaborative for Smart Distribution with Storage (UI-ASSIST) (2018-2022)
Fostered international collaboration around smart grids, particularly distribution systems and microgrids with solar photovoltaics and energy storage.

ASEAN Interconnection Masterplan Study (AIMS) III Support (2020-2021) – Leon Roose
Provided technical assistance as a core member of the Technical Review Group for the AIMS III effort.

Recommendations on Methodology for Vietnam Power Development Plan (PDP) (2019-2021) – Leon Roose
Delivered technical assistance to the Government of Vietnam to address their energy growth issues, in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting and USAID.

Technical Interconnection Requirements for Solar and Wind Projects in Laos (2020-2021) – Leon Roose
Developed technical interconnection and performance requirements and grid codes for solar and wind projects grid interconnection in Laos.

Development of BESS Technical Standards for Thailand (2020-2021) – Leon Roose
Leveraged critical stakeholder feedback provided by EGAT, in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University to develop a regional solar PV forecasting system for Thailand.

Thailand Regional Solar PV Forecasting (2018-2021) – Leon Roose
Provided technical assistance to support Thailand’s Office of Energy Regulatory Commission in its ultimate adoption of codes and regulations for BESS applications in Thailand.

Feasibility Study on the National Load Dispatch Center Energy Storage Project (2018-2020) – Mark Glick
Recommended grid scale BESS for consideration by Vietnamese regulators for the advancement of policy and tariff formulation at the national level to meet Vietnam’s the unique grid challenges.

Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) RPS Development (2018-2020) – Mark Glick
Advised and guided Vietnamese stakeholders on the design of a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS), which resulted in a replicable structure and framework for evaluating best practices for renewable policy development in this rapidly growing economic region.

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