Chief Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Patrick Balducci has 20 years of professional experience as an economist and project manager. He is a Chief Economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he has been employed since 2001.
He is currently leading the industrial acceptance areas of the PNNL Energy Storage Program. He has extensive experience in modeling the benefits of energy infrastructure and in leading research and development efforts supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric power industry.
He has authored over 100 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He is currently leading research efforts evaluating the benefits of microgrids and energy storage systems in California, Massachusetts (Northampton), Oregon and Washington.
He is also leading efforts to enhance energy storage economic assessment tools for DOE. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Marylhurst University and as the President of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference’s Board of Directors.
He holds a BS in Economics from Lewis and Clark College, where he graduated with honors, and an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from the University of London, Imperial College of London. He will serve as the technical lead of the market feasibility assessment.