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Kurt Myers

Group Lead Business Development Lead - Renewable Energy

Research Areas:
Renewable Energy; Power and Energy Systems

Biography:
Kurt Myers is a renewable electric and grid integration market area lead, project manager and staff electrical engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. He works on many types of power transmission, distribution and generation technologies including wind, solar, fuel cells/storage, diesel and gas, and many aspects of power control, protection and integration. Other specialties include wind data analysis, wind and solar power feasibility studies, wind and solar farm design and construction projects, micro/island grids, battery/storage systems testing and integration, and research in dynamic transmission rating. He earned his a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1992 from the University of Washington and his master’s in electrical engineering in 1997 from Washington State University. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the State of Idaho. Kurt has co-authored many technical papers, reports, articles and presentations on wind and solar power, electrical engineering, and power systems.

Education:

​M.S., Electrical Engineering - Washington State University

B.S., Physics - University of Washington

Publications:
“A Comparison of Real Time Thermal Rating Systems in the USA and the UK," D. Greenwood, J. Gentle, K. Myers et al., IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Volume PP, Issue 99, 13 February 2014, IEEE Power & Energy Society.

 
“Dynamic Line Rating Systems: Research and Policy Evaluation," J. Gentle, K. Myers et al., IEEE PES-2014 General Meeting, 28 July 2014.

 
“Investigation of a Dynamic Line Rating Concept Over Complex Terrain for Improved Wind Energy Integration," J. Gentle, K. Myers et al., ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, August 2014, Chicago, IL, FEDSM2014-21377.

 
“Overvoltage Mitigation Using Coordinated Control of Demand Response and Grid-tied Photovoltaics,” B. Bhattarai, B. Bak-Jensen, J. Pillai, J. Gentle, K. Myers, in submission review, IEEE SusTech, March 2015.

 
“Field Test Results on INL Test of ZBB Battery for US Navy Hybrid Power System Applications," 
K. Myers, INL report to NAVFAC EXWC and ONR, 2014.

 
Patents:

​Myers, Kurt S., Reed, Teddy R., 2007, "Electrically Powered Hand Tool", Patent 7,164,252, January 16, 2007.

Awards:

​Team member of 2004 USAF Design Award for Ascension Island Phase II Wind Project and Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management​

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