Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer


Patrick Maloney joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2019. Since then, he has primarily worked on transient stability studies, applications of automatic generation control, and methods for power grid recovery within the Energy and Environment Directorate.

Maloney completed a PhD in wind energy science engineering and policy and electrical engineering at Iowa State University, where he developed methods for long-term generation and transmission planning under uncertainty. Prior to his PhD, he worked for over four years in the electric power industry. He started his career with Schneider Electric as an application engineer commissioning industrial Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems for power monitoring applications. Later, Maloney joined the Bonneville Power Administration, where he developed and maintained software for testing protection schemes and provided software solutions to energy management systems applications.

Research Interest

  • Capacity Expansion Planning
  • Power System Recovery and Resilience
  • Power System Dynamics
  • Battery and Energy Storage
  • Frequency and Modal Analysis


  • PhD in wind energy science engineering policy and electrical engineering, Iowa State University
  • MS in electrical engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Awards and Recognitions

  • Energy and Environment Directorate “Of the Year” award - Innovation in Research Teams Finalists (member of team)



  • Maloney P.R., S. Bhattacharya, X. Ke, A. Venkatraman, A. Somani, and D. Bhatnagar. 2022. “Capacity Expansion Planning for LA Basin: the Role of Energy Storage.” In IEEE Electrical Energy Storage Application and Technologies Conference (EESAT 2022), November 8-9, 2022, Austin, TX, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE. PNNL-SA-174795. doi:10.1109/EESAT55007.2022.9998038