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Mark Knight

Mark Knight

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Mr. Knight joined PNNL in 2016 and is a Chief Engineer in the Integration Team of the Energy and Environment Directorate, Electric Infrastructure Group. Mr. Knight is an experienced professional with deep experience of utility companies. His experience includes distribution, transmission, metering, systems integration, deregulation, smart grid, interoperability, asset management, risk management, and transactive energy systems. He is also Emeritus Chair of the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC), a group formed by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote and enable interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system.

Mr. Knight is responsible for providing thought leadership and project/program management for the Laboratory's research portfolios in interoperability and transactive systems. These roles include collaborating with other national laboratories as part of the GMLC to improve interoperability and adoption of transactive energy systems. Mr. Knight also provides technical direction, connecting research to industry needs though interaction and participation in industry groups.

Research Interests

  • Transactive Energy
  • Interoperability
  • Resilience

Education and Credentials

  • BSc (Hons) Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, England, 1985
  • ARSM, Associate of the Royal School of Mines

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member Institute of Asset Management
  • Emeritus Chair, GWAC
  • Chair SEPA Transactive Energy Working Group

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