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Jake P. Gentle

Senior Power Systems Engineer, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Research Areas:
Power Systems; Cyber and Information Science; Electrical engineering; Renewable Energy; Systems engineering and integration


Jake P. Gentle is a senior power systems engineer for Idaho National Laboratory. As a project manager and staff engineer, Gentle develops technology and provides technical oversight by coordinating state-of-the art and innovative solutions for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Office of Electricity (OE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, and various electric power industry partners. Gentle previously held the INL Laboratory Relationship Manager position to the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO).

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​M.S., Measurements & Controls Engineering from Idaho State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering from Idaho State University

The International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Power & Engineering Society
  • IEEE Standards Association
  • IEEE Overhead Lines Subcommittee
Appointed Affiliate Graduate Faculty Member at Boise State University and Idaho State University
Eastern Idaho IEEE Section; PACE Chair
Eastern Idaho Chamber of Commerce
Eastern Idaho Young Professionals Network

Bhattarai, Bishnu, Jake Gentle,  Timothy McJunkin, Porter Hill, Kurt Myers, Alexander Abboud, Rodger Renwick, and David Hengst, 2018, “Improvement of Transmission Line Ampacity Utilization by Weather Based Dynamic Line Ratings,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 33, Issue 4, January 2018, pp. 1853-1863, doi: 10.1109/TPWRD.2018.2798411.


Phillips, Tyler, Inanc Senocak, Jake Gentle, Kurt Myers, and Phil Anderson, 2014, “Investigation of a Dynamic Power Line Rating Concept for Improved Wind Energy Integration Over Complex Terrain,” Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Chicago, Illinois, August 3-7, 2014, FEDSM2014, Vol. 1D, doi: 10.1115/FEDSM2014-21377.

Gentle, Jake, Kurt Myers, Jason Bush, Shane Carnohan, and Michael West, 2014, “Dynamic Line Rating Systems: Research and Policy Evaluation,” 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, Maryland, July 27-31, 2014, 14PESGM2133, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/PESGM.2014.6939880.

Greenwood, David, Jake Gentle, Kurt Myers, Peter Davison, Isaac West, Jason Bush, Grant Ingram, and Matthias Troffaes, 2014, “A Comparison of Real Time Thermal Rating Systems in the U.S. and the U.K.," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 29, Issue 4, February 13, 2014, pp. 1849-1858, doi: 10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2299068.


​IEEE Senior Member

R&D 100 Award Finalist

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