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Alicia Abrams

Alicia Abrams

This author no longer works at DNV GL. Alicia Abrams was formerly consultant with DNV GL and since 2007 has provided technical expertise and analysis as well as project management on multiple projects for utility and industry clients. Ms. Abrams works primarily with integration of renewable resources into the electric grid, analyzing aspects such as grid control, market operation and reliability issues and the applications and benefits of grid-scale energy storage technologies. On the distribution system side, Ms Abrams has developed targeted market penetration analyses of new technologies (EV, Smart Grid, Renewables) and analyzed their impact on the distribution system for strategic planning purposes. Ms. Abrams has also been involved with market research for energy storage products, wind power technology and future smart grid products. Prior to joining DNV GL, Ms. Abrams worked with mathematical modeling in multiple academic fields, including fuel cell technologies and color vision information processing. Ms. Abrams has an engineering Master’s degree in applied physics from the Royal College of Technology in Stockholm, where her thesis work focused on modeling two-phase flow in a direct methanol fuel cell. She also holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts as a Swedish fiddler from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. To join Ms. Abrams’ professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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