Jason is interested in optimization and control of distributed energy resources to support renewable energy integration into the electricity grid. He works at Lawrence Berkeley National lab researching wholesale electricity market integrated demand response and electric vehicles, particularly to provide fast reliability services. He graduated with from University of Michigan with an MS in Natural Resources and the Environment, and a MSE in Mechanical Engineering, where he conducted research on emisssions impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. His professional experience includes a stint as a Systems engineer at GM working on the Chevy Volt, and a Systems Design Engineer at Borrego Solar Systems, where he designed commercial and residential PV installations. Jason obtained a Bachelor’s from UCLA in Mechanical Engineering, the highlight of which was his two semesters abroad in Singapore.
- MacDonald, J., S. Kiliccote, J. Boch, J. Chen, and R. Nawy. Commercial Building Loads Providing Ancillary Services in PJM. 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Proceedings of, Pacific Grove, CA, August 2014
- Cappers, P., J. MacDonald, C. A. Goldman, and Ma O. An Assessment of Market and Policy Barriers for Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services in U.S. Electricity Markets. Energy Policy. v. 62, pp. 1031-1039, November 2013
- Cappers, P., J. MacDonald, and C. A. Goldman. Market and Policy Barriers for Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services in U.S. Markets. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-6155e. March 2013
- MacDonald, J., P. Cappers, D. S. Callaway, and S. Kiliccote. Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services: A Comparison of Opportunities and Challenges in the US Wholesale Markets, Grid-Interop 2012, Irving, TX, December 2012
- Kelly, J.C., J.S. MacDonald, G.A. Keoleian. Time-dependent plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging based on national driving patterns and demographics. Applied Energy. v. 94, pp. 395-405, June 2012