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Mike Hoffman

Mike Hoffman

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
620 SW FIFTH AVE, SUITE #810
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7560

Biography

Mike Hoffman's career has focused on electric utility, industrial project management and technology innovation. Prior to joining PNNL's Portland office he was a cofounder of a Smart Grid start up, Powermand. He worked for Bonneville Power Administration for 18 years, including being the original BPA lead for the Pacific Northwest Gridwise project.

His work at PNNL has included developing technical, economic, legal, regulatory and evaluation criteria for renewables energy projects on DOD facilities. His publications have covered energy storage, utility transmission and distribution systems, smart grid systems and micro grids.

He was principal investigator for design of demonstration micro grid system at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBML). His current work includes Fort Hunter Liggett and Fort Buchanan Microgrid design, renewables and energy storage integration. He led PNNL's DOE/DOS funded training of Iraqi Ministry of Electricity engineers for Operations and Maintenance covering generation, transmission and distribution systems in Amman Jordan, early 2013 and generation O&M class in Baghdad Iraq, fall 2013.

Participated in the fall 2014 DOE led “Ukrainian Energy Contingency Planning (UECP) team”, which included American, Canadian and Ukrainian subject matter experts, working in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. In July 2015 worked in Kiev updating the Ukrainian winter action plan and energy resilience/independence options for a 2 to 5 year time frame, as the SME for electrical infrastructure and energy efficiency.

Research Interests

  • Microgrid integration of Renewables, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage and Demand Response.
  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, commercial and residential
  • Smart Grid technology integration of Home Area Networks

Education and Credentials

  • BSEE University of Portland 1979

PNNL Publications

2017

2015

  • Makhmalbaf A, V Srivastava, MG Hoffman, AW Wagner, and J Thornton. 2015. "Energy and Cost Optimized Technology Options to Meet Energy Needs of Food Processors." In 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry: Energy Efficiency: Integrating Technology, Policy and People, August 4-6, 2015, Buffalo, New York.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 
  • Makhmalbaf A, V Srivastava, MG Hoffman, AW Wagner, and J Thornton. 2015. "Energy and Cost Optimized Technology Options to Meet Energy Needs of Food Processors." In 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry: Energy Efficiency: Integrating Technology, Policy, and People, August 4-6, 2015, Buffalo, New York.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington DC. 

2014

2013

2011

  • Hoffman MG, and BJ Russo. 2011. "COMPARING UTILITY CONNECTED TO STAND ALONE MICRO-GRIDS: FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF A UTILITY ENGINEER." In Proceedings of the ASME 5th International Conference on Energy and Susatainability, August 7-10, 2011, Washington DC, Paper No. ES2011-54833, pp. 1553-1564.  ASME, New York, NY. 
  • Hoffman MG, MCW Kintner-Meyer, JG DeSteese, and A Sadovsky. 2011. "ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR SIZING AND PLACEMENT OF ENERGY STORAGE IN GRID APPLICATIONS." In ASME 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (ES 2011), August 7-10, 2011, Washington DC, no. ES2011-54834, pp. 1565-1573.  ASME, New York, NY.  doi:10.1115/ES2011-54834
  • Russo BJ, MG Hoffman, and WD Chvala, Jr. 2011. Solar Energy Development Assistance for Fort Hunter LiggettPNNL-20290, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2010

Energy and Environment

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