April 14-16, 2013, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado


David Corbus

David Corbus

Program Manager, Electricity Systems
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

David Corbus is the Program Manager for Electricity Systems at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At NREL, Mr. Corbus currently works on a host of projects in energy systems integration including both distribution level and bulk power projects. Mr. Corbus was the project manager for the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS) and several wind and solar grid integration projects in Hawaii. These studies analyzed the operational grid impacts of high penetrations of variable wind and solar technologies as well as both AC and DC transmission expansion alternatives.

Previous to working in energy systems integration, Mr. Corbus worked at NREL as a test engineer, field engineer (from Alaska to Antarctica), and systems modeler at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) and conducted tests on a wide variety of generation and end use systems including hybrid power systems with various load controls, advanced inverter systems, and battery systems. Dave also conducted wind turbine certification tests and modeling for some of the first variable speed wind systems during this time of widespread commercialization of the wind industry. Before working at NREL, Mr. Corbus worked for 5 years at Parsons Brinckerhoff engineering firm in the field of environmental engineering and power systems. He holds a Masters degree in applied science/mechanical engineering from New York University.

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