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Marcelo Elizondo

Marcelo Elizondo

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Marcelo Elizondo joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2009. He has experience and interest in multidisciplinary research related to power system engineering in topics from transmission planning and reliability, HVDC transmission, cross-border power systems, demand response, to electromagnetic and electromechanic dynamics in distribution systems and microgrids. He leads projects for U.S. Department of State on regional cross-border power systems for transmission reinforcements, renewable integration, electricity markets, and stability analysis. He also leads efforts on modeling and use of HVDC systems embedded within large continental-level interconnections. Dr. Elizondo also helps developing planning tools for reactive power planning in distribution and sub-transmission for high penetration of solar generation, as well as developing electromechanic and phasor-dynamics simulations capability in GridLAB-D software. Before joining PNNL, Dr. Elizondo was an international power system consultant in Mercados Energéticos Consultores, Argentina, where he led projects on wind generation grid access, and was involved in the technical design of a new ancillary services market.

Research Interests

  • Power system stability modeling and control; HVDC transmission; cross-border power systems; renewable energy integration; microgrids dynamics and stability

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina, 2008
  • Graduate visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, 2003-2005
  • Electrical Engineer, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina, 2001
  • Undergraduate visiting scholar at SupĂ©lec, France, 2001

Awards and Recognitions

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Large Chapter Award 2014. Secretary of the IEEE PES Seattle Chapter.
  • PNNL 2014 Of The Year award for best paper: "Dynamic-Feature Extraction, Attribution, and Reconstruction (DEAR) Method for Power System Model Reduction," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.29, no.5, pp.2049,2059, Sept. 2014

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Elizondo M.A., R. Fan, H. Kirkham, M. Ghosal, F. Wilches-Bernal, D. Schoenwald, and J. Lian. 2018. "Interarea Oscillation Damping Control Using High-Voltage DC Transmission: A Survey." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 33, no. 6:6915-6923. PNNL-SA-130052. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2832227

2017

  • Elizondo M.A., N. Mohan, J.G. O'Brien, Q. Huang, D. Orser, W. Hess, and H. Brown, et al. 2017. "HVDC Macrogrid Modeling for Power-Flow and Transient Stability Studies in North American Continental-Level Interconnections." CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems 3, no. 4:390-398. PNNL-SA-123296. doi:10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420
  • Elizondo M.A., N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, J.T. Holzer, M.R. Vallem, R. Huang, and B. Vyakaranam, et al. 2017. "Literature Survey on Operational Voltage Control and Reactive Power Management on Transmission and Sub-Transmission Networks." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122266. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274068
  • Makarov Y.V., M.A. Elizondo, J.G. O'Brien, Q. Huang, H. Kirkham, Z. Huang, and M. Chinthavali, et al. 2017. Models and methods for assessing the value of HVDC and MVDC technologies in modern power grids. PNNL-26640. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Schneider K.P., F.K. Tuffner, M.A. Elizondo, C. Liu, Y. Xu, and D. Ton. 2017. "Evaluating the Feasibility to Use Microgrids as a Resiliency Resource." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 8, no. 2:687-696. PNNL-SA-114363. doi:10.1109/TSG.2015.2494867
  • Vallem M.R., B. Vyakaranam, J.T. Holzer, M.A. Elizondo, and N.A. Samaan. 2017. "Power System Decomposition for Practical Implementation of Bulk-Grid Voltage Control Methods." In 19th International conference on Intelligent system Applications to Power Systems (ISAP 2017), September 17-20, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127147. doi:10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071378

2016

  • Elizondo M.A., F.K. Tuffner, and K.P. Schneider. 2016. "Three-phase Unbalanced Transient Dynamics and Powerflow for Modeling Distribution Systems with Synchronous Machines." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 31, no. 1:105-115. PNNL-SA-101865. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2389712
  • Elizondo M.A., M.R. Vallem, N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, B. Vyakaranam, T.B. Nguyen, and C. Munoz, et al. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-112470. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055
  • Williams T.L., K. Kalsi, M.A. Elizondo, L.D. Marinovici, and R.M. Pratt. 2016. "Control and Coordination of Frequency Responsive Residential Water Heaters." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-114441. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741391

2015

  • Kalsi K., J. Hansen, J.C. Fuller, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, T.L. Williams, and J. Lian, et al. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-25397. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Kalsi K., T.L. Williams, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, and J. Lian. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-24906. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Tuffner F.K., T.L. Williams, K.P. Schneider, M.A. Elizondo, Y. Sun, C. Liu, and Y. Xu, et al. 2015. Improving Distribution Resiliency with Microgrids and State and Parameter Estimation. PNNL-24745. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2014

  • Elizondo M.A., L.D. Marinovici, J. Lian, K. Kalsi, and P. Du. 2014. "Mitigation of Remedial Action Schemes by Decentralized Robust Governor Control." In IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, April 14-17, 2014, Chicago Illinois, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-90761. doi:10.1109/TDC.2014.6863364
  • Elizondo M.A., S. Lu, G. Lin, and S. Wang. 2014. "Dynamic Response of Large Wind Power Plant Affected by Diverse Conditions at Individual Turbines." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Conference & Exposition (PES 2014), July 27-31, 2014, National Harbor, Maryland, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-99821. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2014.6939873
  • Kalsi K., J. Lian, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, W. Zhang, and C. Moya. 2014. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-23764. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Lin G., M.A. Elizondo, S. Lu, and X. Wan. 2014. "Uncertainty Quantification in Dynamic Simulations of Large-scale Power System Models using the High-Order Probabilistic Collocation Method on Sparse Grids." International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification 4, no. 3:185-204. PNNL-SA-80162. doi:10.1615/Int.J.UncertaintyQuantification.2013003479
  • Sun Y., M.A. Elizondo, S. Lu, and J.C. Fuller. 2014. "The Impact of Uncertain Physical Parameters on HVAC Demand Response." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 5, no. 2:916-923. PNNL-SA-94265. doi:10.1109/TSG.2013.2295540
  • Wang S., S. Lu, N. Zhou, G. Lin, M.A. Elizondo, and M.A. Pai. 2014. "Dynamic-Feature Extraction, Attribution and Reconstruction (DEAR) Method for Power System Model Reduction." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 29, no. 5:2049-2059. PNNL-SA-94038. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2301032

2013

  • Marinovici L.D., J. Lian, K. Kalsi, P. Du, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Distributed Hierarchical Control Architecture for Transient Dynamics Improvement in Power Systems." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 28, no. 3:3065-3074. PNNL-SA-88935. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2236655
  • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, J. Lian, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Model Predictive Control-based Optimal Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources." In 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013), January 7-10, 2013, Wailea, Hawaii, 2237-2244. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-88538. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410
  • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, J. Lian, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Model Predictive Control-based Optimal Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources." In 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, 2013, Maui, Hawaii, edited by RH Sprague, Jr., 2237-2244. Los Alamitos, California:IEEE Computer Society. PNNL-SA-92849. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410

2012

  • Chen Y., Z. Huang, and M.A. Elizondo. 2012. "Value of Faster Computation for Power Grid Operation." In The 8th Power Plant and Power System Control Symposium, September 2-5, 2012, Toulouse, France, edited by M Fadel and S Caux, 8, 242-247. Laxenburg:International Federation of Automatic Control. PNNL-SA-87327. doi:10.3182/20120902-4-fr-2032.00044
  • Diao R., S. Lu, M.A. Elizondo, E.T. Mayhorn, Y. Zhang, and N.A. Samaan. 2012. "Electric Water Heater Modeling and Control Strategies for Demand Response." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-82958. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345632
  • Elizondo M.A., Y. Chen, and Z. Huang. 2012. "Reliability Value of Fast State Estimation on Power Systems." In IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), May 7-10, 2012, Orlando, Florida. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-82932. doi:10.1109/TDC.2012.6281657
  • Kalsi K., M.A. Elizondo, J.C. Fuller, S. Lu, and D.P. Chassin. 2012. "Development and Validation of Aggregated Models for Thermostatic Controlled Loads with Demand Response." In 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS 2012), January 4-7, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, 1959-1966. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-80670. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.212
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., P.J. Balducci, W.G. Colella, M.A. Elizondo, C. Jin, T.B. Nguyen, and V.V. Viswanathan, et al. 2012. National Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage: Phase 1, WECC. PNNL-21388. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., T.B. Nguyen, C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, M.A. Elizondo, V.V. Viswanathan, and Y. Zhang, et al. 2012. "EVALUATING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF ENERGY STORAGE FOR MITIGATING THE STOCHASTIC, VARIABLE ATTRIBUTES OF RENEWABLES ON THE GRID." In ASME 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-26, 2012, San Diego, California, 1073-1080; Paper No. ES2012-91482. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-86906. doi:10.1115/ES2012-91482
  • Lian J., L.D. Marinovici, K. Kalsi, P. Du, and M.A. Elizondo. 2012. "Distributed Hierarchical Control of Multi-Area Power Systems with Improved Primary Frequency Regulation." In Proceedings of the IEEE 51st Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 10-13, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, 444-449. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-86253. doi:10.1109/CDC.2012.6426115
  • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, M.A. Elizondo, W. Zhang, S. Lu, N.A. Samaan, and K. Butler-Purry. 2012. "Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources using Model Predictive Control." In Proceedigns of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-84396. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345596
  • Zhang W., K. Kalsi, J.C. Fuller, M.A. Elizondo, and D.P. Chassin. 2012. "Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California, 1-8. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-84435. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345351

2011

  • Chassin F.S., E.T. Mayhorn, M.A. Elizondo, and S. Lu. 2011. "Load Modeling and Calibration Techniques for Power System Studies." In Proceedings of the 43rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS), August 4-6, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. Pscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-79321. doi:10.1109/NAPS.2011.6024878
  • Clements S.L., H. Kirkham, M.A. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-77787. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039120
  • Elizondo M.A., S. Lu, N. Zhou, and N.A. Samaan. 2011. "Model Reduction, Validation, and Calibration of Wind Power Plants for Dynamic Studies." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-28, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-76668. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039782
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, M.A. Elizondo, X. Guo, T.B. Nguyen, and F.K. Tuffner, et al. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-76628. doi:10.1109/PSCE.2011.5772548
  • Kirkham H., Y.V. Makarov, J.E. Dagle, J.G. DeSteese, M.A. Elizondo, and R. Diao. 2011. Geomagnetic Storms and Long-Term Impacts on Power Systems. PNNL-21033. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Lu S., M.A. Elizondo, N.A. Samaan, K. Kalsi, E.T. Mayhorn, R. Diao, and C. Jin, et al. 2011. "Control Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources to Maximize the Use of Wind Power in Rural Microgrids." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-76607. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039787
  • Singh R., M.A. Elizondo, and S. Lu. 2011. "A Review of Dynamic Generator Reduction Methods For Transient Stability Studies." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-76673. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039791
  • Zhou N., S. Lu, R. Singh, and M.A. Elizondo. 2011. "Calibration of Reduced Dynamic Models of Power Systems using Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Data." In Proceedings of the 43rd North American Power Symposium (NAPS), August 4-6, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-79627. doi:10.1109/NAPS.2011.6024873

2010

  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., P.J. Balducci, C. Jin, T.B. Nguyen, M.A. Elizondo, V.V. Viswanathan, and X. Guo, et al. 2010. Energy Storage for Power Systems Applications: A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP). PNNL-19300. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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