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Trevor Hardy

Trevor Hardy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Trevor Hardy is a Research Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Lab. He received his bachelor's degree from Letourneau University in Longview, Texas in 2014 after which he spent several years in industry. His first position was at Micron Technologies in Boise Idaho where is developed test routines for process development product followed by several years at Cessna Aircraft Company where he developed embedded systems for aircraft control. He completed his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in 2010 where is thesis was on the laboratory-scale emulation of wind turbines. In 2014 he completed his PhD at Wichita State where his dissertation explored the economics of energy storage.

Since joining PNNL Trevor has continued to be involve in energy storage research working with several utilities to evaluate the technical performance of the energy storage systems as well as develop control systems to maximize the value of such devices. He has also worked with renewable integration in the distribution system and has been involved in developing several tools to increase the fidelity of solar PV analysis, particularly with respect to weather-based variability. As part of his related smart-grid research he has worked to develop communication models and co-simulation tools to allow the effects of the communications on the operation of the distribution system to be captured.

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