Colorado State University

Publications

Dan Zimmerle, CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory


Smart Grid / Microgrids

  1. M. Mohanpurkar, D. Zimmerle, and S. Suryanarayanan, “An algorithmic approach to tracing closed loops in a power systems network,” in North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, 2015, pp. 1–6
  2. Dale T. Manning, Peter Means, Daniel Zimmerle, Kathleen Galvin, John Loomis, Keith Paustian, Using contingent behavior analysis to measure benefits from rural electrification in developing countries: an example from Rwanda, Energy Policy, Volume 86, November 2015, Pages 393-401, ISSN 0301-4215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.06.032.
  3. Han, Y.; Young, P.M.; Jain, A.; Zimmerle, D., "Robust Control for Microgrid Frequency Deviation Reduction With Attached Storage System," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,9
    doi: 10.1109/TSG.2014.2320984
  4. Ray C. Duthu, Daniel Zimmerle, Thomas H. Bradley, Michael J. Callahan, Evaluation of Existing Customer-owned, On-site Distributed Generation Business Models, The Electricity Journal, Available online 25 January 2014, ISSN 1040-6190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2013.12.008.
  5. M. Panwar, D. Zimmerle, S. Suryanarayanan, Data Analysis and Visualization for Electric Microgrids: A Case Study on the FortZED RDSI Microgrid, Fifth Annual Green Technologies Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 4-5, 2013
  6. T. Hansen, R. Roche, S. Suryanarayanan, H. J. Siegel, D. Zimmerle, P. M. Young, A. A. Maciejewski, A proposed framework for heuristic approaches to resource allocation in the emerging Smart Grid, Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Int’l Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON12), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6, Nov 2012
  7. B. Kroposki, et. al. (NREL), M. O’Malley (UC Dublin), D. Zimmerle (Colorado State), Energy Systems Integration: A Convergence of Ideas, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, NREL/TP-6A00-55649, July 2012
  8. D. Zimmerle, “A Community-scale Microgrid Demonstration: FortZED/RDSI,” in Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, pp. 1-2, Jul 2012. Presentation at: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pes/meetings/gm2012/12gm-technical-sessions-3-linked.htm#multi2
  9. M. Panwar, G. P. Duggan, R. Griffin, S. Suryanarayanan, D. Zimmerle, M. Pool, S. Brunner, “Dispatch in microgrids: Lessons from the Fort Collins renewable and distributed systems integration demonstration project,” Elsevier The Electricity Journal, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 71-83, Oct 2012.
  10. Y. Han, P. Young, D. Zimmerle, Optimum Generator Units Dispatch for Fuel Consumption Minimization, to appear in 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2011
  11. Y. Han, P. Young, and D. Zimmerle, “Constrained optimum generator dispatch for fuel consumption minimization,” under review
  12. Y. Han, P. Young, and D. Zimmerle, “Microgrid generation units optimum dispatch for fuel consumption minimization,” Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12652-012-0158-3
  13. Yi Han, P. M. Young and D. Zimmerle, “Optimal Selection of Generators Configuration for Fuel Consumption Minimization in a Microgrid,” PESGM2013-001619, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2013
  14. Lt. Nathan C. McCaskey, USAF, advisee, Renewable Energy Systems for Forward Operating Bases: A Simulation-Based Optimization Approach, Master’s Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, 2010 

Building Energy

  1. D. Palchak, S. Suryanarayanan, D. Zimmerle, An Artificial Neural Network in Short-Term Electrical Load Forecasting of a University Campus: A Case Study, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-26, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA. – Pending publication in J. Energy Resources Technology.
  2. Joseph D. Palchak, Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Daniel J. Zimmerle, An artificial neural network in short-term electrical load forecasting of a university campus – A case study, in press, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 6 pp., Sep 2013. DOI: 10.1115/1.4023741 
  3. Adam Zipperer, Patricia A. Aloise-Young, Siddharth Suryanarayanan, Robin Roche, Lieko Earle, Dane Christensen, Paulo Bauleo, Daniel Zimmerle, Electric energy management in the smart home: Perspectives on enabling technologies and consumer behavior, Proceedings of the IEEE, 12 pp., Aug 2013. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2270172
  4. Casey Quinn, Daniel Zimmerle, and Thomas H. Bradley, The Effect of Communication Architecture on the Availability, Reliability and Economics of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Ancillary Services, Journal of Power Sources 195 (2010) 1500–1509
  5. C. Quinn, D. Zimmerle, and T. H. Bradley, An Evaluation of AGC Signal Impacts on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Grid Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, in review.
  6. T. H Bradley, C. W. Quinn, T. Campbell, D. Zimmerle, Comparison of Costs and Benefits of Battery-to-Grid (B2G) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems, Final report for California Energy Commission/UCDavis project Comparison of Costs and Benefits of Battery-to-Grid (B2G) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems (Subaward Agreement Sub06-002200-CSU), March 15, 2011
  7. J. Giraldez, R. Roche, S. Suryanarayanan and D. Zimmerle, A Linear Programming Methodology to Quantify the Impact of PHEVs with V2G Capabilities on Distribution Systems, Fifth Annual Green Technologies Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 4-5, 2013

Plug-in Electric Vehicles

  1. Casey Quinn, Daniel Zimmerle, and Thomas H. Bradley, The Effect of Communication Architecture on the Availability, Reliability and Economics of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Ancillary Services, Journal of Power Sources 195 (2010) 1500–1509
  2. C. Quinn, D. Zimmerle, and T. H. Bradley, An Evaluation of AGC Signal Impacts on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Grid Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, in review.
  3. T. H Bradley, C. W. Quinn, T. Campbell, D. Zimmerle, Comparison of Costs and Benefits of Battery-to-Grid (B2G) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems, Final report for California Energy Commission/UCDavis project Comparison of Costs and Benefits of Battery-to-Grid (B2G) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Systems (Subaward Agreement Sub06-002200-CSU), March 15, 2011
  4. J. Giraldez, R. Roche, S. Suryanarayanan and D. Zimmerle, A Linear Programming Methodology to Quantify the Impact of PHEVs with V2G Capabilities on Distribution Systems, Fifth Annual Green Technologies Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 4-5, 2013

Micro-Hydro

  1. Brian Campbell, Daniel Zimmerle, Evaluating Micro Hydropower Potential in Colorado’s Irrigation Infrastructure, Colorado Water, Volume 29, Issue 5, p 6-9.
  2. Daniel Zimmerle, Lindsay George, Exploring Hydropower in Colorado’s Irrigation Canals, pg 14, Colorado Water, April/May 2011
  3. Lindsay George, Daniel Zimmerle, Low Head Hydro Potential in Colorado, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Irrigation Managers, April 26-29, 2011 Albuquerque, NM
  4. Lindsay George, Daniel Zimmerle, Exploring the Viability of Low Head Hydro in Colorado’s Existing Irrigation Infrastructure, Interim Report, Report to Advancing Colorado’s Renewable Energy (ACRE) Program, AG File No. 10-101, 2010
  5. Daniel Zimmerle, Nicholas Cirincione, Analysis of Performance of Direct Dry Cooling for Organic Rankine Cycle System, ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science, August 2011.
  6. M. Lutz, D. Zimmerle, B. Huff, T.H. Bradley, Design and Construction of a Grid Attached Storage simulator, ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science
  7. Casey Quinn, Daniel Zimmerle, and Daniel Olsen, Flare Gas Utilization at Combined Oil-gas Well Sites, ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, May 17-22, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  8. Daniel Zimmerle, Oliver Pacific, and Nathan Howard, Performance Characterization of a Wind Turbine Simulator for Grid Connected and Islanded Wind Turbine Operation, ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, June 27-30, 2007, Long Beach, California, USA
  9. Roscioli, J. R., Yacovitch, T. I., Floerchinger, C., Mitchell, A. L., Tkacik, D. S., Subramanian, R., Martinez, D. M., Vaughn, T. L., Williams, L., Zimmerle, D., Robinson, A. L., Herndon, S. C., and Marchese, A. J.: Measurements of methane emissions from natural gas gathering facilities and processing plants: measurement methods, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 7, 12357-12406, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-12357-2014, 2014.
  10. Subramanian, R., R., Williams, L. L., Vaughn, T. L., Zimmerle, D., Roscioli, J. R., Herndon, S. C., ... & Robinson, A. L., "Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Compressor Stations in the Transmission and Storage Sector: Measurements and Comparisons with the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Protocol." Environmental Science & Technology (2015).
  11. Mitchell, Austin L., et al. "Measurements of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Gathering Facilities and Processing Plants: Measurement Results."Environmental Science & Technology (2015).

Laboratory / Waste Heat

  1. Daniel Zimmerle, Nicholas Cirincione, Analysis of Performance of Direct Dry Cooling for Organic Rankine Cycle System, ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science, August 2011.
  2. M. Lutz, D. Zimmerle, B. Huff, T.H. Bradley, Design and Construction of a Grid Attached Storage simulator, ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science
  3. Casey Quinn, Daniel Zimmerle, and Daniel Olsen, Flare Gas Utilization at Combined Oil-gas Well Sites, ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, May 17-22, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  4. Daniel Zimmerle, Oliver Pacific, and Nathan Howard, Performance Characterization of a Wind Turbine Simulator for Grid Connected and Islanded Wind Turbine Operation, ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, June 27-30, 2007, Long Beach, California, USA

Methane

  1. Roscioli, J. R., Yacovitch, T. I., Floerchinger, C., Mitchell, A. L., Tkacik, D. S., Subramanian, R., Martinez, D. M., Vaughn, T. L., Williams, L., Zimmerle, D., Robinson, A. L., Herndon, S. C., and Marchese, A. J.: Measurements of methane emissions from natural gas gathering facilities and processing plants: measurement methods, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 7, 12357-12406, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-12357-2014, 2014.
  2. Subramanian, R., R., Williams, L. L., Vaughn, T. L., Zimmerle, D., Roscioli, J. R., Herndon, S. C., ... & Robinson, A. L., "Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Compressor Stations in the Transmission and Storage Sector: Measurements and Comparisons with the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Protocol." Environmental Science & Technology (2015).
  3. Mitchell, Austin L., et al. "Measurements of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Gathering Facilities and Processing Plants: Measurement Results."Environmental Science & Technology (2015).

Synergistic Activites

  1. NSF Sustainability Research Network, “Sustainable Health Cities.”  Developing temporal and spatial models electricity distribution systems including high-penetration distributed energy, socio-economic data and programmatic data.  In cooperation with the Cities of Fort Collins and Tallahassee, jointly with 2-5 other other universities in the SRN.
  2. Smart Village Microgrid, multi-project internal program, developing combined electrification and economic development program for rural communities in the developing world.  Current activities in Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda.  Cooperation with universities in Rwanda and Kenya, multiple NGO partners, and several corporate partners.
  3.  “Optimized Generation Dispatch to Support High Penetration Renewable Energy for Remote Industrial Operations,” utilizing short-term solar forecasting and short-term stochastic planning methods, with Redavia Solar LLC, CSIRO (Australian national laboratory).
  4. “Demonstration of Hydraulic Fracturing using a Natural Gas Engine Operating on 100% Conditioned Field Gas,“ development of high-fidelity transient models for diesel and natural gas power plants for use in off-grid applications. Contracts with major oil & gas producers.
  5.  “An Advanced Methodology for Increasing Temporal Fidelity of Systems Emulated using Remote Power Hardware in the Loop,” development hardware-in-loop simulations between distant computing facilities, with National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Partners and Affiliations

Energy Institute Member Organizations

Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center