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Patrick Brown is a member of the Transmission Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. His research focuses on improving the representation of renewable energy, transmission, and energy storage in long-term power system planning models to support rapid decarbonization. Patrick contributes to the development of the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) capacity-expansion model and has experience in geospatial analysis, linear programming, and data visualization.

Research Interests

Contribution of variable renewables, energy storage, and transmission to electricity system resource adequacy

Transmission expansion planning

Fossil-fuel-free energy systems

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT Energy Initiative (2016–2020)

Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Intern, NREL (2009)

Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Intern, NREL (2008)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor, Physics and Chemistry, University of Notre Dame


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