Jeremy VanderMeer (he/him/his)

Research Assistant Professor



  • Beneficial Electrification
  • Decarbonization
  • Energy Storage and Integration
  • Heat Pumps
  • Microgrids
  • Power Systems Integration
  • Railbelt
  • Wind


Jeremy VanderMeer is a research assistant professor at ACEP, focusing on identifying solutions that allow the integration of large amounts of renewables into small, low-inertia and transmission-constrained power systems.

He uses energy balance and DC power flow models to study optimized system dispatch and enabling technologies (such as energy storage, DERs, forecasting and non-wires alternatives), and run techno-economic optimizations.

He leads the development of the Micro Grid Renewable Integration Dispatch and Sizing (MiGRIDS) simulation software for small diesel power systems and uses Plexos for larger power systems. He utilizes controller-hardware-in-the-loop (C-HIL), lab tests, real-world tests and inverter design and construction to validate the control, operation and modeling of inverter-based resources (IBR), including renewables and energy storage systems. He runs real world and lab tests of DERs, specifically demand response enabled heat pumps, to validate their performance and models.

While in high school, VanderMeer spent 5 years in a Ugandan diesel microgrid and worked on remote nano-scale, solar-battery-diesel systems. After graduating with his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, he worked on several solar power and micro-hydro installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo before graduating with his M.S. in renewable energy engineering from the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

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