James F. Ellison


James F. Ellison

Principal Member of Technical Staff

Contact Information

James F. Ellison / 505-610-2239


James F. Ellison is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Electric Power Systems Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He hold masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a masters degree in Management from Stanford University. Prior to Sandia National Labs, he was with the AES Corporation, where he worked as a business developer, a power plant manager, and a distribution company manager. His research interests and expertise include production cost modeling, valuing grid-scale storage, integrated resource planning, and integrating variable generation.


  • S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M., Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • B.A. / B.A., Physics and Political Science, Clemson University

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James F. Ellison

Selected Publications

  • Ellison, James F., L.J. Rashkin, J. Serio, and R.H. Byrne, “The Benefits of Grid-Scale Storage on Oahu,” Journal of Energy Storage, Volume 15, February 2018, pp. 336 – 344.
  • Roberson, Dakota, J.F. Ellison, D. Bhatnagar, and D.A. Schoenwald, “Performance Assessment of the PNM Prosperity Electricity Storage Project,” Sandia report (SAND2014-2883), May 2014.
  • Ellison, James F., D. Bhatnagar, N.A. Samaan, and C. Jin, “NV Energy Electricity Storage Valuation,” PNNL Technical Report (PNNL-22546), June 30, 2013.
  • Ellison, James F., D. Bhatnagar, and B. Karlson, “Maui Electric Company Storage Evaluation Project,” ESTAP Webinar Presentation, Sandia report (SAND2013-1840C), March 6, 2013.
  • Ellison, James F., D. Bhatnagar, and B. Karlson, “Maui Energy Storage Study,” Sandia report (SAND2012-10314), December 2012.