Doug Black

Doug Black

Leader: Grid Integration Group
Mechanical Engineer 4
(510) 486-7904

Bio

Dr. Douglas Black is the Grid Integration Group Leader at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Doug’s research focuses on microgrid and vehicle-to-grid integration (VGI) demonstration projects. Doug leads a team in developing LBNL’s DER-CAM operations control system for islandable microgrid demonstrations at the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area and Fort Hunter Liggett Army Base. Doug also leads VGI demonstration projects at the Los Angeles Air Force Base, a building-scale microgrid at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA, and Alameda County municipal buildings.  Doug’s work focuses on optimizing control of VGI implementations while maximizing vehicle and grid function and minimizing overall charging costs for individual and fleet owners of electric vehicles.  Doug studies VGI configurations ranging from managed EV charging and building load control for retail demand response programs to using bi-directional EV charging for frequency regulation in wholesale electricity ancillary services markets. Doug earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  

Awards

Spot: Gerald Robinson, Max Wei, Doug Black, Erin Harbin -  April 26th 2021

For the team's extraordinary efforts in the successful development and submission of the CEC EPIC Mobile Renewable Backup Generation (MORBUGS) proposal.

Gerald Robinson profile page

Max Wei profile page

Doug Black profile page

Erin Harbin profile page

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