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Tony Nguyen

Tony Nguyen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Tony Nguyen joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2002. His work involves power and energy systems: operation and control, dynamics and stability, renewable energy, system modeling and simulation, distributed energy resources, application software development, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and energy storage. Dr. Nguyen is the co-author of more than 30 publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and technical reports.

Research Interests

  • Power system dynamics and stability
  • Power systems operation and control
  • Dynamic security assessment
  • Distributed generation
  • Renewable energy
  • System modeling and simulation

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • B.S. Mathematics, CanTho University, Vietnam, 1989

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Chen Y, PV Etingov, EB Fitzhenry, P Sharma, TB Nguyen, YV Makarov, MJ Rice, CH Allwardt, and SE Widergren. 2018. "Bringing Probabilistic Analysis Capability from Planning to Operation." Control Engineering Practice 71:18-25.  doi:10.1016/j.conengprac.2017.06.006

2017

  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, BGNVSR Vyakaranam, BN Zhang, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, FK Tuffner, J Conto, and SW Kang. 2017. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT) User Manual with Test System ExamplesPNNL-26197, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Samaan NA, YV Makarov, TB Nguyen, and R Diao. 2017. "Balancing Authority Cooperation Concepts to Reduce Variable Generation Integration Costs in the Western Interconnection: Consolidating Balancing Authorities and Sharing Balancing Reserves." Chapter 6 in Integration of Large-Scale Renewable Energy into Bulk Power Systems, ed. P Du, R Baldick and A Tuohy, pp. 189-226.  Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.  doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55581-2_6

2016

  • Elizondo MA, MR Vallem, NA Samaan, YV Makarov, B Vyakaranam, TB Nguyen, C Munoz, R Herrera, D Midence, and A Shpitsberg. 2016. "Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055
  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, LE Miller, B Vyakaranam, FK Tuffner, MA Pai, J Conto, and SW Kang. 2016. "Modeling of Protection in Dynamic Simulation Using Generic Relay Models and Settings." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741981
  • Veeramany A, GA Coles, SD Unwin, TB Nguyen, and JE Dagle. 2016. Trial Implementation of the High-Impact, Low-Frequency Power Grid Event Risk Framework to Support Informed Decision-MakingPNNL-25667, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Voisin N, MCW Kintner-Meyer, R Skaggs, TB Nguyen, D Wu, JA Dirks, YL Xie, and MI Hejazi. 2016. "Vulnerability of the US Western Electric Grid to Hydro-Climatological Conditions: How bad can it get?" Energy 115(Part 1):1-12.  doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.08.059

2015

  • Elizondo MA, NA Samaan, MR Vallem, YV Makarov, B Vyakaranam, TB Nguyen, C Munoz, R Herrera, and D Midence. 2015. Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Power System Phase 2 - Final reportPNNL-23973-2, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Chen Y, PV Etingov, EB Fitzhenry, P Sharma, TB Nguyen, YV Makarov, MJ Rice, CH Allwardt, and SE Widergren. 2015. "A Framework to Support the Fusion of Operation and Planning." In Proceedings of 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES 2015), December 9-11, 2015, New Delhi, India. IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, pp. 427-432.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.416
  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, LE Miller, B Vyakaranam, S Wang, FK Tuffner, and MA Pai. 2015. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool - Phase 1PNNL-24843, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2014

  • Nguyen TB, and MA Pai. 2014. "TRAJECTORY SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR DYNAMIC SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS IN POWER SYSTEMS." Chapter 11 in Real-Time Stability in Power Systems: Techniques for Early Detection of the Risk of Blackout, ed. S Savulescu, pp. 335-366.  Springer, New York, NY. 
  • Lu S, NA Samaan, D Meng, FS Chassin, Y Zhang, B Vyakaranam, WM Warwick, JC Fuller, R Diao, TB Nguyen, and C Jin. 2014. Duke Energy Photovoltaic Integration Study: Carolinas Service AreasPNNL-23226, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Nguyen TB, NA Samaan, and C Jin. 2014. " Evaluation of Production Cost Savings from Consolidation of Balancing Authorities in the US Western Interconnection under High Wind and Solar Penetration." In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), July 24-26, 2014, Portland, Oregon, pp. 9-14.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/SusTech.2014.7046210

2013

  • Samaan NA, R Bayless, M Symonds, TB Nguyen, C Jin, D Wu, R Diao, YV Makarov, LD Kannberg, T Guo, S Dennison-Leonard , M Goodenough, R Schellberg, S Conger, K Harris, M Rarity, S Wallace, J Austin, R Noteboom, T Van Blaricom , K McRunnel, J Apperson, M Empey, PV Etingov, D Warady, R Brush, J Newkirk, P Williams, M Landauer, H Owen, W Morter, K Haraguchi, J Portouw, Downey, S Sorey, S Williams, T Gossa, C Kalich, P Damiano, C Macarthur, T Martin, J Hoerner, S Knudsen, A Johnson, R Link, and D Holcomb. 2013. Analysis of Benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market in the NWPPPNNL-22877, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

2011

  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, C Jin, PJ Balducci, MA Elizondo, X Guo, TB Nguyen, FK Tuffner, and VV Viswanathan. 2011. "Energy Storage for Variable Renewable Energy Resource Integration - A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)." In 2011 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exhibition (PSCE), March 20-23, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCE.2011.5772548
  • Nguyen TB, N Lu, and C Jin. 2011. "Modeling Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies on Power Grids." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039777

2010

  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, PJ Balducci, C Jin, TB Nguyen, MA Elizondo, VV Viswanathan, X Guo, and FK Tuffner. 2010. Energy Storage for Power Systems Applications: A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)PNNL-19300, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, TB Nguyen, C Jin, PJ Balducci, and TJ Secrest. 2010. "Impact Assessment of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles on the U.S. Power Grid." In Proceedings of the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, November 5-9, 2010, Shenzhen, China.  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. 
  • Makarov YV, S Lu, X Guo, J Gronquist, P Du, TB Nguyen, and JW Burns. 2010. Wide Area Security Region Final Report PNNL-19331, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Muljadi E, TB Nguyen, and MA Pai. 2009. "Transient Stability of the Grid with a Wind Power Plant." In IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE '09), March 15-18, 2009, Seattle, WA.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCE.2009.4840030

2008

  • Makarov YV, S Lu, J Ma, and TB Nguyen. 2008. Assessing the Value of Regulation Resources Based on Their Time Response CharacteristicsPNNL-17632, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Nguyen TB, and MA Pai. 2008. "A Sensitivity-Based Approach for Studying Stability Impact of Distributed Generation." International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 30(8):442-446. 
  • Huang Z, TB Nguyen, D Kosterev, and RT Guttromson. 2008. "Model Validation of Power System Components Using Hybrid Dynamic Simulation." In IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2005-2006, pp. 153-160.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2006.1668475
  • Muljadi E, TB Nguyen, and MA Pai. 2008. "Impact of Wind Power Plants on Voltage and Transient Stability of Power Systems." In IEEE Energy 2030 Conference.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ENERGY.2008.4781039

2006

  • Lu N, and TB Nguyen. 2006. "Grid Friendly Appliances - Load-side Solution for Congestion Management." In PES TD 2005/2006, pp. 1269-1273.  IEEE Power Engineering Society, Dallas, TX. 
  • Nguyen TB, and MA Pai. 2006. "Sensitivity Analysis of Dynamic Stability Indicators in Power Systems." Chapter 9 in Real Time Stability in Power Systems -- Techniques for Early Detection of the Risk of Blackout , ed. S. C. Savulescu, pp. 233-272.  Springer, New York, NY. 
  • Huang Z, D Kosterev, RT Guttromson, and TB Nguyen. 2006. "Model Validation with Hybrid Dynamic Simulation." In 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting .  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1709399
  • Huang Z, D Kosterev, RT Guttromson, and TB Nguyen. 2006. "Model Validation with Hybrid Dynamic Simulation." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2006, JUNE 18-22, 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1709399
  • Huang Z, TB Nguyen, D Kosterev, and RT Guttromson. 2006. "Model Validation of Power System Components Using Hybrid Dynamic Simulation." In IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition 2005/2006, pp. 153-160.  IEEE POWER ENGG SOC, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2006.1668475
  • Zhou N, Z Huang, J Nieplocha, and TB Nguyen. 2006. "Wide-Area Situational Awareness of Power Grids with Limited Phasor Measurements." In Third International Conference on Critical Infrastructures, Alexandria, VA, September 24 to 27, 2006.  International Institute for Critical Infrstructures, Blacksburg, VA. 

2004

  • Balducci PJ, LA Schienbein, TB Nguyen, DR Brown, and EM Fathelrahman. 2004. "An examination of the costs and critical characteristics of electric utility distribution system capacity enhancement projects." In IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2004. Oct. 10-13 2004, vol. 1, p. 517.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ. 
  • Schienbein LA, PJ Balducci, TB Nguyen, DR Brown, JG DeSteese, and GA Speer. 2004. "Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation." In DistributTECH Conference and Exhibition 2004, January 20-22, 2004, Orlando, Florida, p. 26 pages.  PennWell Publishing, Tulsa, OK. 

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