Daniel Brooks manages the Grid Operations, Planning and Bulk Variable Generation Integration research group of the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
In this position, he manages and conducts power systems engineering analytical studies of transmission, distribution, generation, and system operations. His current personal research focuses on system impacts of wind integration, development of generator and load dynamic models for planning studies, consideration of energy efficiency and demand response in T&D planning, and the impacts of integrating distributed resources including plug-in electric hybrid vehicles on existing utility distribution operations.
Brooks is an ex-officio member of the Utility Wind Integration Group board of directors and on the leadership team of the NERC Integrating Variable Generation Task Force.
Brooks joined EPRI in 2004 as Manager of Wind Integration Studies. In addition to wind studies, he has conducted various operations and planning simulation studies including power flow, transient stability, electromagnetic transients, unit commitment, and long-term dynamics. Before joining EPRI, Brooks worked for Electrotek Concepts, managing and conducting similar modeling and simulation studies, as well as power quality investigations.
Brooks received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University in 1993 and 1994, respectively, and his Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Martin in 2001. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee and is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.