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Abinesh Selvacanabady

Abinesh Selvacanabady

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Abinesh Selvacanabady joined PNNL in 2013 as an Energy Efficiency Research Engineer. He supports the development of federal energy efficiency standards for the Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards (ACES) program and performance standards for the Building Energy Codes Program. Prior to joining PNNL, Abinesh was employed as an energy efficiency engineer at a consulting firm where he led the engineering efforts for the energy efficiency implementation in dairy farms and supported energy efficiency and retrocommissioning (RCx) programs for schools and wineries. He developed the analytics engine for an automated "Interval Data Analysis Tool" that used inverse-modeling, time series comparison, and statistical regression techniques to disaggregate demand and diagnose end-use system control issues. His combined energy industry experience includes energy assessments for agricultural, medium and large scale industrial, commercial and residential facilities, targeted energy software development, building code compliance testing, energy simulation and modeling, demand side management, and economic and feasibility analysis for renewable energy systems.

Research Interests

  • Energy Data Analysis - Inverse Modeling, Energy Use Data Disaggregation
  • Intelligent Optimization and Control of Building System Operations
  • Energy Assessments and Software Development
  • Renewable Energy Systems (Solar PV, Solar thermal, Geothermal and Wind systems)

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Renewable and Clean Energy, University of Dayton
  • B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Pondicherry University

PNNL Publications


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas