Melinda Marquis
Melinda Marquis of ESRL

Melinda Marquis honored for work on wind energy forecasting

25 April 2014

On April 24th, the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) announced Melinda Marquis as co-recipient of its 2014 Annual Achievement Awards. Marquis, the Program Manager for Renewable Energy at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), is being honored for, "sustained leadership in and contributions to raising the priority of wind energy forecasting work on the NOAA agenda, bringing the perspective of the meteorological research community to wind integration projects, and developing a better understanding of variable generation forecasting requirements."

UVIG is a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology for utility applications and to serve as a source of credible information on the status of wind and solar technology and deployment. The awards will be presented by UVIG President Steve Beuning at a reception during the 2014 UVIG Spring Technical Workshop and Annual Meeting held in Anchorage, Alaska May 20-22.

Marquis' work at ESRL involves leading efforts to improve foundational weather forecast skill for wind and solar power applications. She represents NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research line office on the NOAA Energy Team, and is the Chair of the American Meteorological Society's Board on Global Strategies. Marquis joined ESRL in 2007, after serving as Deputy Director for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I. She earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Colorado in 1995.

For more details about the award and co-recipients, please visit the UVIG website