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Mike Hoffman

Mike Hoffman

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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

  • Anderson D.M., M.G. Hoffman, J.M. Niemeyer, and T.J. Samuel. 2017. Economic and Physical Linkages of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Service Industry to Key Industries of the Economy: An Ad Hoc Report. PNNL-26137 Rev 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2015

  • Makhmalbaf A., V. Srivastava, M.G. Hoffman, A.W. 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. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-106329.
  • Makhmalbaf A., V. Srivastava, M.G. Hoffman, A.W. 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. Washington Dc:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-108578.

2014

  • Hoffman M.G., V. Srivastava, A.W. Wagner, A. Makhmalbaf, and J. Thornton. 2014. Preliminary Feasibility Assessment of Integrating CCHP with NW Food Processing Plant #1: Modeling Documentation. PNNL-23219. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Butner R.S., D.J. Reid, M.G. Hoffman, G. Sullivan, and J. Blanchard. 2013. Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Assessment: Literature Review and Laboratory Protocol. PNNL-22635. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Hoffman M.G., and B.J. 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, 1553-1564. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-80887.
  • Hoffman M.G., M.C. Kintner-Meyer, J.G. 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, 1565-1573. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-80447. doi:10.1115/ES2011-54834
  • Russo B.J., M.G. Hoffman, and W.D. Chvala. 2011. Solar Energy Development Assistance for Fort Hunter Liggett. PNNL-20290. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Hoffman M.G., M.C. Kintner-Meyer, A. Sadovsky, and J.G. DeSteese. 2010. Analysis Tools for Sizing and Placement of Energy Storage for Grid Applications - A Literature Review. PNNL-19703. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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