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Abe Ellis

Abe Ellis

Senior Manager, Renewable Energy Technologies, Sandia National Labs

Abraham currently serves as Senior Manager for Renewable Energy Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories.  He oversees a research and development portfolio that includes Wind, Solar, Marine/Hydro, and Geothermal energy technologies.  He previously served as program deputy for Sandia’s Secure Energy and Earth Systems portfolio. Program manager for Energy Efficiency as well as Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration.  Abraham recently completed an assignment in Washington DC as advisor to the DOE Office of Electricity, Advanced Grid Research and Development division.  Prior to joining the management team, he led multiple research projects on energy systems modeling, analysis and technology development, focusing on grid integration of renewable and distributed resources and microgrids, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Many of Abraham’s projects have focused on energy resilience for critical infrastructure and remote and islanded communities.    

Prior to joining Sandia, Abraham worked at Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) as a principal engineer for transmission planning and operations.  In that capacity, he conducted regional system interconnection studies for utility-scale wind and solar deployments, pursuant to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations.  He has served as chair multiple national and international technical committees under the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC), Utility Variable Generation Integration Group (UVIG) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Abraham holds a Ph.D. in Power Systems from the Electric Utility Management Program (EUMP) at New Mexico State University, where he currently serves as adjunct faculty.