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Jaime Kolln

Jaime Kolln

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Jaime Kolln is a power systems engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working in grid architecture, primarily on DER integration and grid edge interoperability. He is responsible for research in the areas of distributed energy technology, power system communications, protection, controls, energy storage and other DER integration. Jaime is also a Technical Oversight Representative, which includes development of technical specifications for on-site and off-site procurements including energy storage deployments. Prior to joining PNNL, Jaime was the sole proprietor and system designer of a small business focused on building controls. He is active in many standards development organizations, alliances, and committees, as well as the Chair of the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) Alliance Testing and Certification Working Group.

Research Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Energy Services
  • Energy Storage
  • Interoperability

Education and Credentials

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

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • IEEE Power Energy Society Member

PNNL Publications


  • Poudel S., S.J. Keene, R.L. Kini, S. Hanif, R.B. Bass, and J.T. Kolln. 2022. "Modeling Environment for Testing a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) using GridAPPS-D Platform." IEEE Access 10. PNNL-SA-170436. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3192845


  • McDermott T.E., N. Shepard, S. Meliopoulos, M. Ramesh, J.D. Doty, and J.T. Kolln. 2021. Protection of Distribution Circuits with High Penetration of Solar PV: Distance, Learning, and Estimation-Based Methods. PNNL-32230. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Protection of Distribution Circuits with High Penetration of Solar PV: Distance, Learning, and Estimation-Based Methods
  • McDermott T.E., S. Meliopoulos, M. Ramesh, G. Cokkinedes, J.D. Doty, J.T. Kolln, and N. Shepard, et al. 2021. "Protection of Radial Circuits with High Penetration Distributed Photovoltaics." In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference, April 28-April 30, 2021, Virtual. Atlanta, Georgia:Georgia Institute of Technology. PNNL-SA-161988.
  • Vartanian C.K., C. Koplin, T. Kudrna, W. Clark, D.R. Borneo, J.T. Kolln, and D. Huang, et al. 2021. "Applying Utility's Advanced Grid Technologies to Improve Resiliency of a Critical Load." In Proceedings of Resilience Week (RWS 2021), October 18-21, 2021, Salt Lake City, UT. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-166945. doi:10.1109/RWS52686.2021.9611785
  • Vartanian C.K., M.D. Paiss, V.V. Viswanathan, J.T. Kolln, and D.M. Reed. 2021. "Review of Codes and Standards for Energy Storage Systems." Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports 8, no. 3:138 - 148. PNNL-SA-157921. doi:10.1007/s40518-021-00182-8


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