Barbara O’Neill

Mrs. Barbara O’Neill is the Grid Integration Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where she leads projects and engages stakeholders domestically and internationally to provide information on renewable energy integration practices and technologies. Previous to NREL, she was Director of Development at EDF Renewable Energy for the Central Region, where her team developed utility-scale wind and solar project sites in SPP, ERCOT, and Colorado. Before that, she worked at Xcel Energy in Resource Planning where she negotiated renewable energy power purchase agreements. Mrs. O’Neill received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, an M.S. in energy management and policy from University of Pennsylvania, and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in petroleum economics from the French Institute of Petroleum. She is the author of “Mexico’s Regulatory Engagement in Bulk Electric Power System Planning: An Overview of U.S. Practices and Tools” and co-author of “Advanced Grid-Friendly Controls Demonstration Project for Utility-Scale PV Power Plants,” which explores ancillary services provided from a 20 MW PV project in Puerto Rico. Current projects include work with the US Department of Interior, the government of Pakistan, the Public Utility Commission of Hawaii, and the US Virgin Islands.