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Karen Studarus

Karen Studarus

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Karen Studarus leads the Resilience Team in the Electricity Infrastructure Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and joined the lab in 2014 as a senior power systems engineer. Her research includes power system flexibility, economics and resilience; hydropower operations; and distributed and renewable energy resources. Her work at PNNL includes GridPIQ – a web calculator to explore the impacts of grid projects in the interconnected grid. She is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and has been a DOE Hydropower Research Foundation Fellow. She received her B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, focused on Operational Flexibility in the Federal Columbia River Power System.

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Barrett E.L., B.L. Thayer, K.E. Studarus, and S. Pal. 2017. "The Emissions Impacts of Varied Energy Storage Operational Objectives Across Regions." In IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017), November 12-14, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-8. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127302. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333503
  • Barrett E.L., B.L. Thayer, S. Pal, and K.E. Studarus. 2017. "Investigating Time-Varying Drivers of Grid Project Emissions Impacts." In IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017), November 12-14, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-8. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127300. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333482
  • Chin G., E.B. Fitzhenry, A.S. McBain, S.J. Beus, L.D. Marinovici, J. Hansen, and K.E. Studarus. 2017. "Visual Steering and Modeling Environment for Smart Grid Models and Simulations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES 2017), July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, IL. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-125480. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274093
  • Pal S., B.L. Thayer, E.L. Barrett, and K.E. Studarus. 2017. "Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool." In IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017), November 12-13, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-8. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127311. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333505
  • Pal S., E.L. Barrett, K.E. Studarus, and B.L. Thayer. 2017. "The Varied Impacts of Energy Storage and Photovoltaics on Fossil Fuel Emissions." In Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 1-20, Chicago, Illinois, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122156. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274550

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