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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

2018

  • Chen Y., P.V. Etingov, E.B. Fitzhenry, P. Sharma, T.B. Nguyen, Y.V. Makarov, and M.J. Rice, et al. 2018. "Bringing Probabilistic Analysis Capability from Planning to Operation." Control Engineering Practice 71. PNNL-SA-118424. doi:10.1016/j.conengprac.2017.06.006
  • Lian J., Y. Sun, K. Kalsi, S.E. Widergren, D. Wu, and H. Ren. 2018. Transactive System: Part II: Analysis of Two Pilot Transactive Systems using Foundational Theory and Metrics. PNNL-27235 Part 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2017

  • Widergren S.E., D.J. Hammerstrom, Q. Huang, K. Kalsi, J. Lian, A. Makhmalbaf, and T.E. McDermott, et al. 2017. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial Analysis. PNNL-26409. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2016

  • Hammerstrom D.J., S.E. Widergren, and C. Irwin. 2016. "Evaluating Transactive Systems: Historical and Current U.S. DOE Research and Development Activities." IEEE Electrification Magazine 4, no. 4:30-36. PNNL-SA-120597. doi:10.1109/MELE.2016.2628259
  • Kok K., and S.E. Widergren. 2016. "A Society of Devices: Integrating Intelligent Distributed Resources with Transactive Energy." IEEE Power & Energy Magazine 14, no. 3:34-45. PNNL-SA-115748. doi:10.1109/MPE.2016.2524962
  • Marinovici M.C., H. Kirkham, and S.E. Widergren. 2016. "Influential Aspects of the Smart City." In 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), January 5-8, 2016, Koloa, Hawaii, 4764-4772. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-112973. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2016.591

2015

  • Akyol B.A., J.N. Haack, G. Hernandez, S. Katipamula, and S.E. Widergren. 2015. "Transaction-Based Controls for Building-Grid Integration: VOLTTRON™." Electroindustry 20, no. 7:11-13. PNNL-SA-110777.
  • Chen Y., P.V. Etingov, E.B. Fitzhenry, P. Sharma, T.B. Nguyen, Y.V. Makarov, and M.J. Rice, et al. 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, 48, 427-432. Amsterdam:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-106843. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.416
  • Hardin D., E.G. Stephan, W. Wang, C.D. Corbin, and S.E. Widergren. 2015. Buildings Interoperability Landscape. PNNL-25124. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2014

  • Marinovici M.C., J.L. Hammerstrom, S.E. Widergren, and G.K. Dayley. 2014. "Visualizations for Real-time Pricing Demonstration." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2014), February 19-22, 2014, Washington DC. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-97920. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816428
  • Widergren S.E., J.C. Fuller, M.C. Marinovici, and A. Somani. 2014. "Residential Transactive Control Demonstration." In Proceedings of 2014 Innovative Smart Grid Technology Meet (ISGT), 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-98353. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2014.6816405
  • Widergren S.E., K. Subbarao, J.C. Fuller, D.P. Chassin, A. Somani, M.C. Marinovici, and J.L. Hammerstrom. 2014. AEP Ohio gridSMART Demonstration Project Real-Time Pricing Demonstration Analysis. PNNL-23192. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Widergren S.E., M.C. Marinovici, J.C. Fuller, K. Subbarao, D.P. 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. Richland, Washington:GridWise Architecture Council. PNNL-SA-107064.

2013

  • Knight M., S.E. 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, 1 - 6. Piscataway, New Jersey:I E E E. PNNL-SA-91145. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497915
  • Subbarao K., J.C. Fuller, K. Kalsi, A. Somani, R.G. Pratt, S.E. Widergren, and D.P. Chassin. 2013. Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services. PNNL-22942. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2012

  • Widergren S.E., M.C. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-86100. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345195

2011

  • Widergren S.E., K. Subbarao, D.P. Chassin, J.C. Fuller, and R.G. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-77870. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6038964
  • Widergren S.E., M.L. Paget, T.J. Secrest, P.J. Balducci, A.C. Orrell, and C.N. Bloyd. 2011. Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy-Efficiency and Renewable-Energy Technologies. PNNL-20389. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Widergren S.E., R. Drummond, T. Giroti, D. Houseman, M. Knight, A. Levinson, and W. longcore, et al. 2011. Smart Grid Interoperability Maturity Model Beta Version. PNNL-20965. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Lightner E.M., and S.E. Widergren. 2010. "An Orderly Transition to a Transformed Electricity System." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 1, no. 1:3-10. PNNL-SA-70462. doi:10.1109/TSG.2010.2045013
  • Ton D., C. Irwin, and S.E. Widergren. 2010. "Interoperability and the Federal Role." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-71129. doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5588153
  • Widergren S.E. 2010. "Smart Grid: Transforming the Electric System." Southern Power System Technology 4, no. 1. PNNL-SA-71130.
  • Widergren S.E., 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-70528. doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589785
  • Widergren S.E., and H. Kirkham. 2010. "Smart Grid - Transforming Power System Operations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 25-29, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-70565. doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589444

2009

  • Chassin D.P., and S.E. Widergren. 2009. "Simulating Demand Participation in Market Operations." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, (PES 2009), July 26-20, 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-63679. doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275369
  • Widergren S.E. 2009. "Demand or Request: Will Load Behave?." In IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting Proceedings (PES '09). Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-66150. doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275506

2008

  • Ambrosio R., J. Bucciero, D. Cohen, R. Drummond, E. Gunther, S. Hamilton, and D. Hardin, et al. 2008. Grid-Interop 2007 Forum Proceedings, November 7-9, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Richland, Washington:Gridwise Architecture Council. PNNL-SA-58499.
  • Burke R.B., M.I. Henderson, and S.E. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-59057. doi:10.1109/PES.2008.4596959

2007

  • Ambrosio R., and S.E. Widergren. 2007. "A Framework for Addressing Interoperability Issues." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2007. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-53457. doi:10.1109/PES.2007.385817
  • Widergren S.E., 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.. Richland, Washington:GridWise Architecture Council. PNNL-SA-53687.
  • Widergren S.E., Z. Huang, and J.E. Dagle. 2007. "Electric System-wide Measurements: North American Directions." In Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2007, 120. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-51702. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2007.198

2006

  • Hamilton S., E. Gunther, R. Drummond, and S.E. Widergren. 2006. "Interoperability - a Key Element for the Grid and DER of the Future." In PES TD 2005/2006, 927-931. New York, New Mexico:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-45379.
  • Neumann S., J. Britton, A.N. Devos, and S.E. Widergren. 2006. "Use of the CIM Ontology." In Conference Proceedings of DistribuTech 2006, February 7-9, 2006 - Tampa, Florida, 16 pages. Tulsa, Oklahoma:PennWell Publishing. PNNL-SA-47384.
  • Widergren S.E., J. Sun, and L. Tesfatsion. 2006. "Market Design Test Environments." In Proceedings of 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-48013. doi:10.1109/PES.2006.1708927

2005

  • Jazayeri P., A. Schellenberg, W.D. Rosehart, J. Doudna, S.E. Widergren, D. Lawrence, and J. Mickey, et al. 2005. "A Survey of Load Control Programs for Price and System Stability." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 20, no. 3:1504-1509. PNNL-SA-46824. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2005.852147
  • Lu N., D.P. Chassin, and S.E. Widergren. 2005. "Modeling Uncertainties in Aggregated Thermostatically Controlled Loads Using a State Queueing Model." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 20, no. 2:725-733. PNNL-SA-41229.
  • Roop J.M., E.M. Fathelrahman, and S.E. 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, 1100-1104. New York:IEEE Power Engineering Society. PNNL-SA-43872.

2004

  • Lu N., D.P. Chassin, and S.E. Widergren. 2004. "Simulating Price Responsive Distributed Resources." In 2004 Power Systems Conference & Exposition, October 10-13, 2004, New York City, New York, 6 pp. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE Power Engineering Society. PNNL-SA-41618.
  • Widergren S.E., J.M. Roop, R.T. Guttromson, and Z. Huang. 2004. "Simulating the Dynamic Coupling of Market and Physical System Operations." In IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2004, 1, 748-753. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE Power Engineering Society. PNNL-SA-40415.

2003

  • Chassin D.P., R.T. Guttromson, and S.E. Widergren. 2003. "Residential Energy Resource Models for Distribution Feeder Simulation." In Proceedings of IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, July 2003, Toronto, Canada, 1, 108-113. New York, New York:I E E E. PNNL-SA-38072.
  • Widergren S.E., R.T. Guttromson, and M.C. Baechler. 2003. EnergyWeb Screening Criteria Report. PNNL-14149. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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