Chris Marnay

Chris Marnay
Senior Advisor
Staff Scientist
Scientist/Senior.Scientist
(510) 486-7028

Chris Marnay is a retired Staff Scientist currently affiliated with the China Energy Group. He worked at Berkeley Lab for 29 years. He models economic-environmental problems related to likely future adoption patterns of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER), especially when clustered in microgrids exercising local semiautonomous control and able to island. He was a member of the Consortium of Electric Reliability Solutions (CERTS) team that proposed the CERTS Microgrid concept, and has published a large body of research on microgrid principles, economics, and applications. His work on DER led to development of the DER Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), which finds optimum technology neutral combinations of equipment and operating schedules, given prevailing economic circumstances and available equipment descriptions, including multiple generation options, energy storage, and electric vehicles. DER-CAM has been used for numerous analyses and scheduling problems, including storage charging and discharging at the University of New Mexico Mechanical Engineering in Albuquerque. He has lectured widely on microgrid principles, economics, and demonstrations, chairs the annual International Microgrids Symposiums, and served as Convenor of CIGRÉ Working Group 6.22, Microgrid Evolution Roadmap. He has worked at the University of Texas at Austin, was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow at the University of Kitakyushu in 2006, and is an affiliate faculty member in U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group.

This Speaker's Non-LBNL hosted Seminars

Publications

2012

Feng, Wei, Nan Zhou, Chris Marnay, Michael Stadler, and Judy Lai. "Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China - a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions." 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012 2012. LBNL-81770.
Marnay, Chris, Nan Zhou, Min Qin, and John Romankiewicz. Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. LBNL-5825E.

2005

Yang, Yongwen, Weijun Gao, Yingjun Ruan, Ji Xuan, Nan Zhou, and Chris Marnay. "Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study." International Symposium on Sustainable Development of the Asian City Environment (SDACE) 2005. Xi'an, China : LBNL, 2005. LBNL-61117.

2004

Zhou, Nan, Weijun Gao, Chris Marnay, Masaru Nishida, and Toshio Ojima. "Validation of the Thermal Effect of Roof-Spraying and Green Plants in an Insulated Building." SimBuild 2004, IBPSA-USA National Conference, August 4-6, 2004. Boulder, CO, 2004.

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