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Patrick Balducci

Patrick Balducci

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7540

Biography

Patrick Balducci has 20 years of professional experience as an economist and project manager. He is a Chief Economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he has been employed since 2001. He is currently leading the industrial acceptance areas of the PNNL Energy Storage Program. He has extensive experience in modeling the benefits of energy infrastructure and in leading research and development efforts supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric power industry. He has authored over 100 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He is currently leading research efforts evaluating the benefits of microgrids and energy storage systems in California, Massachusetts (Northampton), Oregon and Washington. He is also leading efforts to enhance energy storage economic assessment tools for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Marylhurst University and as the President of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference’s Board of Directors. He holds a BS in Economics from Lewis and Clark College, where he graduated with honors, and an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London, Imperial College of London. He will serve as the technical lead of the market feasibility assessment.

Research Interests

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Tax Incidence and Evasion Analysis
  • Highway Cost Allocation
  • Environmental Assessment and Valuation
  • Transportation Policy Analysis
  • Revenue Forecasting, Financial and Budget Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Economics, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1995
  • M.S., Applied Environmental Economics, Imperial College London, England, 2008

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Wu D, MCW Kintner-Meyer, T Yang, and PJ Balducci. 2017. "Analytical Sizing Methods for behind-the-meter Battery Storage." Journal of Energy Storage 12:297-304.  doi:10.1016/j.est.2017.04.009

2016

  • Wu D, MCW Kintner-Meyer, T Yang, and PJ Balducci. 2016. "Economic Analysis and Optimal Sizing for behind-the-meter Battery Storage." In 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 17-21, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741210

2015

  • Crawford AJ, VV Viswanathan, DE Stephenson, W Wang, EC Thomsen, DM Reed, B Li, PJ Balducci, MCW Kintner-Meyer, and VL Sprenkle. 2015. "Comparative analysis for various redox flow batteries chemistries using a cost performance model." Journal of Power Sources 293:388-399.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.05.066
  • Wu D, C Jin, PJ Balducci, and MCW Kintner-Meyer. 2015. "An Energy Storage Assessment: Using Optimal Control Strategies to Capture Multiple Services." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 26-30, 2015, Denver, Colorado, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7285820

2014

  • Balducci PJ, CA Antonopoulos, SL Clements, WJ Gorrissen, H Kirkham, KA Ruiz, DL Smith, MR Weimar, C Gardner, and J Varney. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices PNNL-23461, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Balducci PJ, MR Weimar, and H Kirkham. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics ReportPNNL-23423, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Viswanathan VV, AJ Crawford, DE Stephenson, S Kim, W Wang, B Li, GW Coffey, EC Thomsen, GL Graff, PJ Balducci, MCW Kintner-Meyer, and VL Sprenkle. 2014. "Cost and Performance Model for Redox Flow Batteries." Journal of Power Sources 247:1040-1051.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.12.023

2013

2012

2011

  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, C Jin, PJ Balducci, MA Elizondo, X Guo, TB Nguyen, FK Tuffner, and VV Viswanathan. 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCE.2011.5772548
  • 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

  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, PJ Balducci, C Jin, TB Nguyen, MA Elizondo, VV Viswanathan, X Guo, and FK Tuffner. 2010. Energy Storage for Power Systems Applications: A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)PNNL-19300, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kintner-Meyer MCW, TB Nguyen, C Jin, PJ Balducci, and TJ Secrest. 2010. "Impact Assessment of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles on the U.S. Power Grid." In Proceedings of the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, November 5-9, 2010, Shenzhen, China.  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO. 
  • Pratt RG, PJ Balducci, C Gerkensmeyer, S Katipamula, MCW Kintner-Meyer, TF Sanquist, KP Schneider, and TJ Secrest. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 BenefitsPNNL-19112, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Pratt RG, PJ Balducci, C Gerkensmeyer, S Katipamula, MCW Kintner-Meyer, TF Sanquist, KP Schneider, and TJ Secrest. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 BenefitsPNNL-19112 Rev 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

2008

2004

  • Balducci PJ, LA Schienbein, TB Nguyen, DR Brown, and EM Fathelrahman. 2004. "An examination of the costs and critical characteristics of electric utility distribution system capacity enhancement projects." In IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2004. Oct. 10-13 2004, vol. 1, p. 517.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ. 
  • Schienbein LA, PJ Balducci, TB Nguyen, DR Brown, JG DeSteese, and GA Speer. 2004. "Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation." In DistributTECH Conference and Exhibition 2004, January 20-22, 2004, Orlando, Florida, p. 26 pages.  PennWell Publishing, Tulsa, OK. 

2003

  • Balducci PJ, JM Roop, LA Schienbein, JG DeSteese, and MR Weimar. 2003. "Electric Power Interruption Cost Estimates for Individual Industries, Sectors and the U.S. Economy." In Proceedings of 25th National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, pp. 109-118.  Texas A&M, Houston, TX. 
  • Balducci PJ, JM Roop, and RA Fowler. 2003. "EIA and CHP: What is going on?" In Proceedings. 2003 ACEEE Summer Study in Efficiency in Industry : Sustainability and Industry: Increasing Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions, vol. CD-ROM, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. 
  • Young JK, MR Weimar, PJ Balducci, LL Fassbender, and M Hernandez. 2003. Tank Riser Pit Decontamination System (Pit Viper) Return on Investment and Break-Even AnalysisPNNL-14308, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2002

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