Vladimir Koritarov is the Director of the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis (CEEESA) in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems and Infrastructure Analysis division. CEEESA conducts research of complex energy and environmental systems and provides technical support and analysis to the U.S. Department of Energy, other U.S. government agencies, as well as to international organizations and institutions around the world.
Koritarov has over 30 years of experience in the modeling and analysis of electric and overall energy systems in domestic and international applications. He has conducted numerous studies analyzing long-term energy issues, developing energy strategies, and providing technical support for energy policy decision making. Currently, he also serves as Argonne’s Program Manager for Water Power Program, which includes hydropower and marine energy technologies. In recent years, Koritarov has led several high profile multi-lab projects in this area, including the development of a comprehensive methodology and a guidebook for valuation of pumped storage hydropower.
Most recently, Koritarov has been working on the development of new agent-based modeling approaches for the simulation of energy and electricity markets, as well as on applying advanced simulation methods to study grid modernization, possible evolution paths of electric power systems, integration of high levels of variable renewables and energy storage technologies into the power grid, energy infrastructure analysis, and interdependencies of the electric sector and other sectors of the economy.