RenewElec Team - Senior Personnel

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

Paul Hines

Dr. Hines is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont. He is also a member of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center Adjunct Research Faculty and a commissioner for the Burlington Electric Department. He received the Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon in 2007 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 2001. Formerly he worked at the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, where he participated in Smart Grid research, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he studied interactions between nuclear power plants and power grids, Alstom ESCA, where he developed load forecasting software, and for Black and Veatch, where he worked on substation design projects. His main research interests are in the areas of complex systems and networks, the control of cascading failures in power systems, and energy security policy.