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Jaime Kolln

Jaime Kolln

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(971) 940-7108


Jaime has worked in the consumer electronics industry since the early 2000's. The majority of this time was spent managing his own installation and system integration business with a focus on automation and controls. He earned his Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree at Portland State University specializing in Power Systems. While working as a research assistant at Portland State he performed studies in grid based IoT and transformer thermal modelling in collaboration with Portland General Electric. He was awarded for his work in transformer modeling at the 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Jaime joined PNNL in December of 2018 as a Senior Associate Electrical Engineer. At PNNL he studies interoperability, distributed energy resources (DER) and energy efficient building controls. He is a member of IEEE-PES and SEPA where he assists with advancing DER standards.

Research Interests

  • Power Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)/Grid Control Device Communications
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • Grid Modernization to Support Renewables
  • Grid Security and Resilience

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Portland State University

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • IEEE Power Energy Society Member

PNNL Publications


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas