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Steven Widergren

Steven Widergren

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-4556

Biography

Steve Widergren contributes to new solutions for reliable operation of electric power systems. Common throughout his career is the application of information technology to power engineering problems including, simulation, control, and system integration. He is a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he directs electric power projects and supports the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a member of the Board of Directors and past Plenary Chair for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and was also the founding administrator for the GridWise® Architecture Council – both groups formed with the mission to enable interoperability of automated systems related to the electric system. Prior to joining the Laboratory, Mr. Widergren worked in industry for an electricity control center supplier, and electric utility service providers. In these positions, he engineered and managed energy management systems products for electric power operations and supported power system computer applications, including information modeling, SCADA systems, and power system reliability assessment tools. He is an active member of IEEE.

Research Interests

  • Power systems
  • Information technology
  • Systems integration

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. and M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Kok K, and SE Widergren. 2016. "A Society of Devices: Integrating Intelligent Distributed Resources with Transactive Energy." IEEE Power & Energy Magazine 14(3):34-45.  doi:10.1109/MPE.2016.2524962
  • Marinovici MC, H Kirkham, and SE Widergren. 2016. "Influential Aspects of the Smart City." In 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), January 5-8, 2016, Koloa, Hawaii, pp. 4764-4772.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2016.591

2015

  • Akyol BA, JN Haack, G Hernandez, S Katipamula, and SE Widergren. 2015. "Transaction-Based Controls for Building-Grid Integration: VOLTTRON." Electroindustry 20(7):11-13. 
  • Chen Y, PV Etingov, EB Fitzhenry, P Sharma, TB Nguyen, YV Makarov, MJ Rice, CH Allwardt, and SE Widergren. 2015. "A Framework to Support the Fusion of Operation and Planning." In Proceedings of 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES 2015), December 9-11, 2015, New Delhi, India. IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, pp. 427-432.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.416
  • Hardin D, EG Stephan, W Wang, CD Corbin, and SE Widergren. 2015. Buildings Interoperability Landscape - DraftPNNL-24089, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Hardin D, EG Stephan, W Wang, CD Corbin, and SE Widergren. 2015. Buildings Interoperability LandscapePNNL-25124, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2014

  • Widergren SE, JC Fuller, MC Marinovici, and A Somani. 2014. "Residential Transactive Control Demonstration." In Proceedings of 2014 Innovative Smart Grid Technology Meet (ISGT) , pp. 1-5.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway , NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816405
  • Widergren SE, MC Marinovici, JC Fuller, K Subbarao, DP Chassin, and A Somani. 2014. "Customer Engagement in AEP gridSMART Residential Transactive System." In Transactive Energy Framework Workshop Proceedings, September 10-11, 2014 Folsom, California.  GridWise Architecture Council, Richland, WA. 
  • Marinovici MC, JL Hammerstrom, SE Widergren, and GK Dayley. 2014. "Visualizations for Real-time Pricing Demonstration." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2014), February 19-22, 2014, Washington DC.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816428
  • Widergren SE, K Subbarao, JC Fuller, DP Chassin, A Somani, MC Marinovici, and JL Hammerstrom. 2014. AEP Ohio gridSMART Demonstration Project Real-Time Pricing Demonstration Analysis PNNL-23192, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

  • Knight M, SE Widergren, J Mater, and A Montgomery. 2013. "Maturity Model for Advancing Smart Grid Interoperability." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2013), February 24-27, 2013, Washington DC, pp. 1 - 6.  I E E E , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497915
  • Subbarao K, JC Fuller, K Kalsi, A Somani, RG Pratt, SE Widergren, and DP Chassin. 2013. Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary ServicesPNNL-22942, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

  • Widergren SE, MC Marinovici, T Berliner, and A Graves. 2012. "Real-time Pricing Demand Response in Operations." In 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345195

2011

  • Widergren SE, K Subbarao, DP Chassin, JC Fuller, and RG 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6038964
  • Widergren SE, R Drummond, T Giroti, D Houseman, M Knight, A Levinson, W longcore, R Lowe, J Mater, TV Oliver, P Slack, A Tolk, and A Montgomery. 2011. Smart Grid Interoperability Maturity Model Beta Version PNNL-20965, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Widergren SE, ML Paget, TJ Secrest, PJ Balducci, AC Orrell, and CN Bloyd. 2011. Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy-Efficiency and Renewable-Energy TechnologiesPNNL-20389, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2010

  • Widergren SE, A Levinson, J Mater, and R Drummond. 2010. "Smart Grid Interoperability Maturity Model." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589785
  • Widergren SE. 2010. "Smart Grid: Transforming the Electric System." Southern Power System Technology 4(1):,
  • Lightner EM, and SE Widergren. 2010. "An Orderly Transition to a Transformed Electricity System ." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 1(1):3-10.  doi:10.1109/TSG.2010.2045013
  • Ton D, C Irwin, and SE Widergren. 2010. "Interoperability and the Federal Role." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5588153
  • Widergren SE, and H Kirkham. 2010. "Smart Grid - Transforming Power System Operations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589444

2009

  • Widergren SE. 2009. "Demand or Request: Will Load Behave?" In IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting Proceedings (PES '09).  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275506
  • Chassin DP, and SE Widergren. 2009. "Simulating Demand Participation in Market Operations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, (PES 2009), July 26-20, 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, pp. 1-5.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275369

2008

  • Ambrosio R, J Bucciero, D Cohen, R Drummond, E Gunther, S Hamilton, D Hardin, L Kiesling, M McCoy, R Robertson, R Schomberg, A Silverstein, JJ McGowan, and SE Widergren. 2008. Grid-Interop 2007 Forum Proceedings, November 7-9, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Gridwise Architecture Council, Richland, WA. 
  • Burke RB, MI Henderson, and SE Widergren. 2008. "A Look Ahead at Demand Response in New England." In 2008 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2008.4596959

2007

  • Widergren SE, D Hardin, R Ambrosio, R Drummond, E Gunther, G Gilchrist, and D Cohen. 2007. "Interoperability Context-Setting Framework." In GWAC Interoperability Workshop, April 11-12, 2007. Dallas, Texas.  GridWise Architecture Council, Richland, WA. 
  • Widergren SE, Z Huang, and JE Dagle. 2007. "Electric System-wide Measurements: North American Directions." In Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2007, p. 120.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2007.198
  • Ambrosio R, and SE Widergren. 2007. "A Framework for Addressing Interoperability Issues." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2007.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2007.385817

2006

  • Widergren SE, J Sun, and L Tesfatsion. 2006. "Market Design Test Environments." In Proceedings of 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1708927
  • Hamilton S, E Gunther, R Drummond, and SE Widergren. 2006. "Interoperability - a Key Element for the Grid and DER of the Future ." In PES TD 2005/2006, pp. 927-931.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, NM. 
  • Neumann S, J Britton, AN Devos, and SE Widergren. 2006. "Use of the CIM Ontology." In Conference Proceedings of DistribuTech 2006, February 7-9, 2006 - Tampa, Florida, p. 16 pages.  PennWell Publishing, Tulsa, OK. 

2005

  • Lu N, DP Chassin, and SE Widergren. 2005. "Modeling Uncertainties in Aggregated Thermostatically Controlled Loads Using a State Queueing Model." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 20(2):725-733. 
  • Jazayeri P, A Schellenberg, WD Rosehart, J Doudna, SE Widergren, D Lawrence, J Mickey, and S Jones. 2005. "A Survey of Load Control Programs for Price and System Stability." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 20(3):1504-1509.  doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2005.852147
  • Roop JM, EM Fathelrahman, and SE Widergren. 2005. "Price Response Can Make the Grid Robust: An Agent-based Discussion ." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, San Francisco, June 12 - 16, 2005, pp. 1100-1104.  IEEE Power Engineering Society, New York. 

2004

  • Lu N, DP Chassin, and SE Widergren. 2004. "Simulating Price Responsive Distributed Resources." In 2004 Power Systems Conference & Exposition, October 10-13, 2004, New York City, New York, p. 6 pp.  IEEE Power Engineering Society, Piscataway, NJ. 
  • Widergren SE, JM Roop, RT Guttromson, and Z Huang. 2004. "Simulating the Dynamic Coupling of Market and Physical System Operations." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2004, vol. 1, pp. 748-753.  IEEE Power Engineering Society, Piscataway, NJ. 

2003

  • Chassin DP, RT Guttromson, and SE Widergren. 2003. "Residential Energy Resource Models for Distribution Feeder Simulation." In Proceedings of IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, July 2003, Toronto, Canada, vol. 1, pp. 108-113.  I E E E, New York, NY. 
  • Widergren SE, RT Guttromson, and MC Baechler. 2003. EnergyWeb Screening Criteria ReportPNNL-14149, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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