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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

2019

  • Balducci P.J., K. Mongird, A. Somani, D. Wu, Y. Yuan, R. Fan, and M.E. Alam, et al. 2019. Shell Energy North America's Hydro Battery System: Final Market Assessment Report. PNNL-27620. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Shell Energy North America's Hydro Battery System: Final Market Assessment Report
  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, T.E. McDermott, V. Fotedar, X. Ma, D. Wu, and B. Bhatti, et al. 2019. Nantucket Island Energy Storage System Assessment. PNNL-28941. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Nantucket Island Energy Storage System Assessment
  • Crawford A.J., V.V. Viswanathan, C.K. Vartanian, M.E. Alam, P.J. Balducci, D. Wu, and T.D. Hardy, et al. 2019. Avista An Assessment of Battery Technical Performance. PNNL-28480. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Avista An Assessment of Battery Technical Performance
  • Crawford A.J., V.V. Viswanathan, M.E. Alam, P.J. Balducci, D. Wu, C.K. Vartanian, and K. Mongird. 2019. Snohomish Public Utility District MESA 2. PNNL-28478. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Snohomish Public Utility District MESA 2
  • Mongird K., V.V. Viswanathan, P.J. Balducci, M.E. Alam, V. Fotedar, V.S. Koritarov, and B. Hadjerioua. 2019. Energy Storage Technology and Cost Characterization Report. PNNL-28866. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Energy Storage Technology and Cost Characterization Report

2018

  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, T.D. Hardy, and D. Wu. 2018. "Assigning Value to Energy Storage Systems at Multiple Points in an Electrical Grid." Energy and Environmental Science 11, no. 8:1926-1944. PNNL-SA-130624. doi:10.1039/C8EE00569A
  • Viswanathan V.V., A.J. Crawford, M.E. Alam, P.J. Balducci, D. Wu, T.D. Hardy, and K. Mongird. 2018. Snohomish Public Utility District: An Assessment of Battery Technical Performance. PNNL-27237. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2017

  • Alam M.E., P.J. Balducci, V.V. Viswanathan, A.J. Crawford, D. Wu, T.D. Hardy, and K. Mongird. 2017. "CONTROLLING ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE WASHINGTON CLEAN ENERGY FUND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS." In Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT 2017), October 11-13, 2017, San Diego, CA. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Sandia National Laboratories. PNNL-SA-131851.
  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, V.V. Viswanathan, D. Wu, A.J. Crawford, K. Mongird, and M.R. Weimar, et al. 2017. "An Economic Assessment of Portland General Electric's Salem Smart Power Center Energy Storage System." In Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT 2017), October 11-13, 2017, San Diego, CA. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Sandia National Laboratories. PNNL-SA-129062.
  • Balducci P.J., M.E. Alam, V.V. Viswanathan, D. Wu, A.J. Crawford, K. Mongird, and M.R. Weimar, et al. 2017. The Salem Smart Power Center: An Assessment of Battery Performance and Economic Potential. PNNL-26858. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1406263.The Salem Smart Power Center: An Assessment of Battery Performance and Economic Potential
  • Kintner-Meyer M., J.S. Homer, P.J. Balducci, and M.R. Weimar. 2017. Valuation of Electric Power System Services and Technologies. PNNL-25633. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Valuation of Electric Power System Services and Technologies
  • Viswanathan V.V., P.J. Balducci, M.E. Alam, A.J. Crawford, T.D. Hardy, and D. Wu. 2017. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Energy Storage System Performance Test Plans and Data Requirements. PNNL-26492. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Energy Storage System Performance Test Plans and Data Requirements
  • Wu D., M. Kintner-Meyer, T. Yang, and P.J. Balducci. 2017. "Analytical Sizing Methods for behind-the-meter Battery Storage." Journal of Energy Storage 12. PNNL-SA-122123. doi:10.1016/j.est.2017.04.009

2016

  • Wu D., M.C. Kintner-Meyer, T. Yang, and P.J. 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, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-114067. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741210

2015

  • Balducci P.J., T.D. Hardy, D. Wu, V.V. Viswanathan, W.J. Hutton, and P.A. Craig. 2015. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Use Case Analysis Project Task 2.1 Preliminary Report Outlining Data Needs for Financial Evaluation. PNNL-24919. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Use Case Analysis Project Task 2.1 Preliminary Report Outlining Data Needs for Financial Evaluation
  • Crawford A.J., V.V. Viswanathan, D.E. Stephenson, W. Wang, E.C. Thomsen, D.M. Reed, and B. Li, et al. 2015. "Comparative analysis for various redox flow batteries chemistries using a cost performance model." Journal of Power Sources 293. PNNL-SA-108277. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.05.066
  • Hardy T.D., P.J. Balducci, and K. Joshi. 2015. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Controller Development Project, Task 1.1 Preliminary Report Outlining Data Needs for Controller Development. PNNL-25096. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Washington Clean Energy Fund: Controller Development Project, Task 1.1 Preliminary Report Outlining Data Needs for Controller Development
  • Wu D., C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, and M.C. 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, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-106768. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7285820

2014

  • Balducci P.J., C.A. Antonopoulos, S.L. Clements, W.J. Gorrissen, H. Kirkham, K.A. Ruiz, and D.L. Smith, et al. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices. PNNL-23461. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report Appendices
  • Balducci P.J., M.R. Weimar, and H. Kirkham. 2014. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report. PNNL-23423. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Smart Grid Status and Metrics Report
  • Viswanathan V.V., A.J. Crawford, D.E. Stephenson, S. Kim, W. Wang, B. Li, and G.W. Coffey, et al. 2014. "Cost and Performance Model for Redox Flow Batteries." Journal of Power Sources 247. PNNL-SA-91534. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.12.023

2013

2012

  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., P.J. Balducci, W.G. Colella, M.A. Elizondo, C. Jin, T.B. Nguyen, and V.V. Viswanathan, et al. 2012. National Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage: Phase 1, WECC. PNNL-21388. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. National Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage: Phase 1, WECC
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., T.B. Nguyen, C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, M.A. Elizondo, V.V. Viswanathan, and Y. Zhang, et al. 2012. "EVALUATING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF ENERGY STORAGE FOR MITIGATING THE STOCHASTIC, VARIABLE ATTRIBUTES OF RENEWABLES ON THE GRID." In ASME 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-26, 2012, San Diego, California, 1073-1080; Paper No. ES2012-91482. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-86906. doi:10.1115/ES2012-91482

2011

  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, M.A. Elizondo, X. Guo, T.B. Nguyen, and F.K. Tuffner, et al. 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. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-76628. doi:10.1109/PSCE.2011.5772548
  • 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. Using Smart Grids to Enhance Use of Energy-Efficiency and Renewable-Energy Technologies

2010

  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., P.J. Balducci, C. Jin, T.B. Nguyen, M.A. Elizondo, V.V. Viswanathan, and X. Guo, et al. 2010. Energy Storage for Power Systems Applications: A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP). PNNL-19300. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Energy Storage for Power Systems Applications: A Regional Assessment for the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)
  • Kintner-Meyer M.C., T.B. Nguyen, C. Jin, P.J. Balducci, and T.J. 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. Golden, Colorado:National Renewable Energy Laboratory. PNNL-SA-74948.
  • Pratt R.G., P.J. Balducci, C. Gerkensmeyer, S. Katipamula, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, T.F. Sanquist, and K.P. Schneider, et al. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits. PNNL-19112 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits
  • Pratt R.G., P.J. Balducci, C. Gerkensmeyer, S. Katipamula, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, T.F. Sanquist, and K.P. Schneider, et al. 2010. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits. PNNL-19112. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Smart Grid: An Estimation of the Energy and CO2 Benefits

2009

2008

2004

  • Balducci P.J., L.A. Schienbein, T.B. Nguyen, D.R. Brown, and E.M. 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, 1, 517. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). PNNL-SA-39782.
  • Schienbein L.A., P.J. Balducci, T.B. Nguyen, D.R. Brown, J.G. DeSteese, and G.A. Speer. 2004. "Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation." In DistributTECH Conference and Exhibition 2004, January 20-22, 2004, Orlando, Florida, 26 pages. Tulsa, Oklahoma:PennWell Publishing. PNNL-SA-39886.

2003

  • Balducci P.J., J.M. Roop, and R.A. 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, CD-ROM. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-38279.
  • Balducci P.J., J.M. Roop, L.A. Schienbein, J.G. DeSteese, and M.R. 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, 109-118. Houston, Tx:Texas A&M. PNNL-SA-37958.
  • Young J.K., M.R. Weimar, P.J. Balducci, L.L. Fassbender, and M. Hernandez. 2003. Tank Riser Pit Decontamination System (Pit Viper) Return on Investment and Break-Even Analysis. PNNL-14308. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Tank Riser Pit Decontamination System (Pit Viper) Return on Investment and Break-Even Analysis

2002

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