Program Manager, Renewables and Distributed Systems Integration, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Ellis is Program Manager for Renewables and Distributed Systems Integration at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He directs a large project portfolio that includes modeling and simulation, power electronics and controls, communications and cybersecurity, laboratory and field performance validation, and standards development relevant to distributed energy resources in distribution systems and microgrids.
This portfolio is sponsored primarily by DOE/OE Resilient Distribution Systems program and the DOE/EERE Solar Energy Technology Program, and DOE Grid Modernization Initiative.
Prior to joining Sandia, Dr. Ellis was a Principal Engineer at Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), where he led transmission expansion and generator interconnection studies for large-scale wind and solar power plants.
Dr. Ellis has chaired technical committees related to wind, solar, storage and SVC modeling as well as power systems performance and reliability standards under the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Ellis graduated from New Mexico State University with a PhD in Power Systems.