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Robert Pratt

Robert Pratt

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Rob Pratt is one of the early thought leaders behind the smart grid, focused on an information-rich future for the power grid. manages Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) GridWise™ program activities for the U.S. Department of Energy. He leads a team studying communications architecture, advanced control technology, and simulation of the combined engineering and economic aspects of the future grid, including the effect of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Research Interests

  • Mr. Pratt's research interests include smart grid technology and business cases, demand response, dynamic pricing, transactive control, home energy management, smart appliances, energy efficiency, fault detection and diangnostics, simulation, and renewables integration.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
  • B.S. Ocean Engineering, Florida Atlantic University

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Hao H., C.D. Corbin, K. Kalsi, and R.G. Pratt. 2017. "Transactive Control of Commercial Buildings for Demand Response." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 32, no. 1:774-783. PNNL-SA-114721. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2559485

2016

  • Hammerstrom D.J., C.D. Corbin, N. Fernandez, J.S. Homer, A. Makhmalbaf, R.G. Pratt, and A. Somani, et al. 2016. Valuation of Transactive Systems. PNNL-25323. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Valuation of Transactive Systems

2014

2013

2011

  • Widergren S.E., K. Subbarao, D.P. Chassin, J.C. Fuller, and R.G. Pratt. 2011. "Residential Real-time Price Response Simulation." In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-28, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-77870. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6038964

2010

  • Pratt R.G., P.J. Balducci, C. Gerkensmeyer, S. Katipamula, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, T.F. Sanquist, and K.P. Schneider, et al. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits. PNNL-19112 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits
  • Pratt R.G., P.J. Balducci, C. Gerkensmeyer, S. Katipamula, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, T.F. Sanquist, and K.P. Schneider, et al. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits. PNNL-19112. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits
  • Sastry C., and R.G. Pratt. 2010. "Use of Residential Smart Appliances for Peak Load Shifting & Spinning Reserves: Cost Benefit Analysis." In Proceedings: Grid-Interop Forum 2010: Working Together for Interoperability, November 30-December 3, 2010, Chicago, Illinois. Richland, Washington:GridWise Architecture Council. PNNL-SA-76867.
  • Sastry C., R.G. Pratt, V. Srivastava, and S. Li. 2010. Use of Residential Smart Appliances for Peak-Load Shifting and Spinning Reserves Cost/Benefit Analysis. PNNL-20110. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Use of Residential Smart Appliances for Peak-Load Shifting and Spinning Reserves Cost/Benefit Analysis

2009

  • Hammerstrom D.J., J.D. Adgerson, C. Sastry, R.M. Pratt, and R.G. Pratt. 2009. PinBus Interface Design. PNNL-19001. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PinBus Interface Design

2008

  • Hammerstrom D.J., R. Ambrosio, T.A. Carlon, J.G. DeSteese, G.R. Horst, R. Kajfasz, and L.L. Kiesling, et al. 2008. Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects; Part I. Olympic Peninsula Project. PNNL-17167. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects; Part I. Olympic Peninsula Project
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., R.G. Pratt, and K.P. Schneider. 2008. "Comprehensive Well to Wheel Analysis for Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the U.S." In Proceedings of FISITA World Automotive Congress, September 14-19, 2008, Munich, Germany. Wiesbaden:Springer Automotive Media/GWV Fachverl. PNNL-SA-60637.
  • Schneider K.P., Y. Chen, D.P. Chassin, R.G. Pratt, D.W. Engel, and S.E. Thompson. 2008. Modern Grid Initiative Distribution Taxonomy Final Report. PNNL-18035. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Modern Grid Initiative Distribution Taxonomy Final Report

2007

  • Hammerstrom D.J., J. Brous, D.P. Chassin, G.R. Horst, R. Kajfasz, P. Michie, and T.V. Oliver, et al. 2007. Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects; Part II. Grid Friendly Appliance Project. PNNL-17079. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects; Part II. Grid Friendly Appliance Project
  • Huang Z., R.T. Guttromson, J. Nieplocha, and R.G. Pratt. 2007. "Transforming Power Grid Operations." Scientific Computing 24, no. 5:22-27. PNNL-SA-54302.
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., K.P. Schneider, and R.G. Pratt. 2007. "Impacts Assessment of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles on Electric Utilities and Regional US Power Grids: Part 1: Technical Analysis." Online Journal of EUEC 1. PNNL-SA-61669.

2006

2004

  • Pratt R.G. 2004. "Smart energy--a new wave of opportunity for the Northwest." AeA Techline Magazine 2004, no. Spring:10-12. PNNL-SA-40996.
  • Pratt R.G. 2004. "Transforming the U.S. Electricity System." In 2004 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exposition, 3, 1651-1654. New York, New York:I.E.E.E. PNNL-SA-42998.
  • Pratt R.G., and E.M. Lightner. 2004. "GridWise: Transforming the Power Grid with Information Technology." In First International Conference on the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Energy Resources, December 1-3, 2004, Brussels, Belgium, edited by J Schmid, 80-87. Regensburg:Ostbayerisches Technologie-Transfer-Inst. PNNL-SA-43256.

2003

2001

  • Brambley M.R., P.R. Armstrong, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, R.G. Pratt, and S. Katipamula. 2001. "Intelligent Buildings." In Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Handbook Series for Mechanical Engineering, edited by Jan F. Kreider. 5-46 through 5-59. Boca Raton, Florida:CRC Press. PNNL-SA-33476.
  • Katipamula S., R.G. Pratt, and J. Braun. 2001. "Building Systems Diagnostics and Predictive Maintenance." In Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Handbook Series for Mechanical Engineering, edited by Jan F. Kreider. 7-25 through 7-85. Boca Raton, Florida:CRC Press. PNNL-SA-32440.

2000

  • Brambley M.R., and R.G. Pratt. 2000. "Using Automated Diagnostic Tools to Provide Energy Services." In 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Proceedings, 7.11 - 7.21. Wash Dc, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy. PNNL-SA-33108.
  • Katipamula S., P.R. Armstrong, M.R. Brambley, R.G. Pratt, and D.P. Chassin. 2000. "Building Controls and Facilities Management in 21st Century." In Proceedings of 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 7, 7.27-7.38. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-32922.
  • Pratt R.G., S. Katipamula, M.R. Brambley, and S.L. Blanc. 2000. "Field Results from Application of the Outdoor-Air/Economizer Diagnostician for Commissioning and O&M." In 8th National Conference On Building Commissioning May3-5, 2000. Portland, Oregon:Portland Energy Conservation Inc. PNNL-SA-33002.

1999

1998

  • Brambley M.R., R.G. Pratt, D.P. Chassin, S. Katipamula, and D.D. Hatley. 1998. "Diagnostics for Outdoor Air Ventilation and Economizers." ASHRAE Journal 40, no. 10:49-55. PNNL-SA-29149.
  • Miller J.D., and R.G. Pratt. 1998. Estimates of Refrigerator Loads in Public Housing Based on Metered Consumption Data. PNNL-11991. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Estimates of Refrigerator Loads in Public Housing Based on Metered Consumption Data

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