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Harold Kirkham

Harold Kirkham

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Harold Kirkham joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2009 to do research related to the smart grid. Before that, he was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where he managed a number of projects related to electric power systems and measurements. This work included “Communication and Control for Electric Power Systems” (U.S. Department of Energy-funded) and “NEPTUNE-Power” (National Science Foundation- funded with the University of Washington).

A Fellow of IEEE, Dr. Kirkham has been a member of the Power and Energy Society’s Technical Council for several years, has chaired the Instrumentation and Measurements Committee, and has participated in the development of several standards. He has received several IEEE awards. He has published many papers and reports and a “how to” manual on technical graphics.

Research Interests

  • Power system operations and smart grid
  • Measurements for power systems
  • Electric field measurements

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Stability of combined AC/DC power system, Drexel University, 1973
  • MSc Power Systems, Aston University, England, 1968
  • BSc (Hons) Power Systems, Measurements, Aston University, England, 1966

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • A Fellow of IEEE
  • Power and Energy Society’s Technical Council
  • Instrumentation and Measurements Committee

Selected Publications

2017

  • Kirkham H, and M Albu. 2017. "Measurement, Nyquist and Shannon: a view of PMU metrology." In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering (ATEE 2017), March 23-25, 2017, Bucharest, Romania, p. Paper No. 265.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ATEE.2017.7905142

2016

  • Kirkham H, A Riepnieks, E So, and J McBride. 2016. "Error Correction: a Proposal for a Standard." In Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2016), July 10-15, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CPEM.2016.7540557
  • Kirkham H, and A Riepnieks. 2016. "Dealing with Non-Stationary Signals: Definitions, Considerations and Practical Implications." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741270
  • Kirkham H. 2016. "The Measurand: The Problem of Frequency." In IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings (I2MTC 2016), May 23-26, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2016.7520347
  • Marinovici MC, H Kirkham, and SE Widergren. 2016. "Influential Aspects of the Smart City." In 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), January 5-8, 2016, Koloa, Hawaii, pp. 4764-4772.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2016.591

2015

2014

  • Kirkham H, and JE Dagle. 2014. "Synchronous Phasor-like Measurements." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2014), February 19-22, 2014, Washington DC, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816510
  • Balducci PJ, CA Antonopoulos, SL Clements, WJ Gorrissen, H Kirkham, KA Ruiz, DL Smith, MR Weimar, C Gardner, and J Varney. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices PNNL-23461, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Balducci PJ, MR Weimar, and H Kirkham. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics ReportPNNL-23423, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Marinovici MC, H Kirkham, and KA Glass. 2014. "The Hidden Job Requirements for a Software Engineer." In 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 6-9, 2014, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 4979 - 4984 .  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2014.611

2013

  • Kirkham H, and MC Marinovici. 2013. "Technology Readiness and the Smart Grid." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013), February 24-27, 2013, Washington DC, pp. 1-6.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497804
  • Kirkham H, MC Marinovici, G Fitzpatrick, K Lindsey, J McBride, and GL Clark. 2013. "Technology Readiness for the Smart Grid." In CIGRE Grid of the Future Symposium, October 20-22, 2013, Boston, MA.  Texas A&M University, COLLEGE STATION, TX. 
  • Kirkham H. 2013. "The Digital Revolution in Measurements." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013), February 24-27, 2013, Washington DC, pp. 1-6.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497875
  • Marinovici MC, H Kirkham, KA Glass, and LC Carlsen. 2013. "Engineering Quality while Embracing Change: Lessons Learned." In 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, 2013, Wailea, Hawaii, pp. 4810-4816.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.193
  • Marinovici MC, H Kirkham, KA Glass, and LC Carlsen. 2013. "Modeling Power System Operation with Intermittent Resources." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, February 24-2, 2013, Washington DC, pp. 1-6.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497841
  • Marinovici MC, and H Kirkham. 2013. "The Many Faces of a Software Engineer in a Research Community." In 31st Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC 2013), October 14-16, 2013, Portland, Oregon, pp. 231-238.  PNSQC, Portland, OR. 

2012

2011

  • Clements SL, H Kirkham, MA Elizondo, and S Lu. 2011. "Protecting the Smart Grid: A Risk Based Approach ." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039120
  • Kirkham H, YV Makarov, JE Dagle, JG DeSteese, MA Elizondo, and R Diao. 2011. Geomagnetic Storms and Long-Term Impacts on Power SystemsPNNL-21033, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Lu S, NA Samaan, R Diao, MA Elizondo, C Jin, ET Mayhorn, Y Zhang, and H Kirkham. 2011. "Centralized and Decentralized Control for Demand Response." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2011), January 17-19, 2011, Anaheim, CA.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2011.5759191
  • Lu S, PV Etingov, R Diao, J Ma, NA Samaan, YV Makarov, X Guo, RP Hafen, C Jin, H Kirkham, E Shlatz, L Frantzis, T McClive, G Karlson, D Acharya, A Ellis, J Stein, C Hansen, V Chadliev, M Smart, R Salgo, R Sorensen, B Allen, and B Idelchik. 2011. Large-Scale PV Integration StudyPNNL-20677, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Mahan RE, JD Fluckiger, SL Clements, CW Tews, JR Burnette, CA Goranson, and H Kirkham. 2011. Secure Data Transfer Guidance for Industrial Control and SCADA SystemsPNNL-20776, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Tugurlan MC, H Kirkham, and DP Chassin. 2011. "Software Technology Readiness for the Smart Grid." In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC 2011), October 10-12, 2011, Portland, Oregon, pp. 203-212.  Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Portland, OR. 

2010

  • Akyol BA, H Kirkham, SL Clements, and MD Hadley. 2010. A Survey of Wireless Communications for the Electric Power SystemPNNL-19084, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Clements SL, and H Kirkham. 2010. "Cyber-Security Considerations for the Smart Grid." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589829
  • Widergren SE, and H Kirkham. 2010. "Smart Grid - Transforming Power System Operations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589444

2009

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