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Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jim joined what is now PNNL's Buildings & Connected Systems group in 2013 and has enjoyed supporting a variety of primarily Department of Defense sponsors improve their enterprise energy and water management. Jim currently serves as deputy project manager or task lead on several initiatives designed to leverage effective natural resource management to enhance the security and resilience posture of the U.S. Army. Over the years Jim has diversified his work portfolio to manage comprehensive energy and water evaluations (CEWEs) and capital improvement project planning for the General Services Administration (GSA). Engaging in both the demand and supply sides of the energy sector, Jim also supports resilience planning and risk mitigation studies associated with electric grid transactions studied under the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) strategic partnership.

Before PNNL, Jim acquired six years of industry experience in energy engineering, energy resource planning, power and utilities (P&U) risk modeling, and sustainability project financing and development. Jim has overseen energy management and sustainability workstreams in both the public and private sectors. He holds advanced degrees in energy resource management and policy analysis.

Research Interests

  • Enterprise energy and water management
  • Comprehensive energy and water evaluations (CEWE)
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and benchmarking
  • Sustainability reporting

Education and Credentials

  • Professional Civil Engineer in State of California
  • M.P.A. / Master of Energy and Earth Resources, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering / Minor in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia

PNNL Publications


  • Veeramany A, DJ Hammerstrom, JT Woodward, and JG O'Brien. 2017. "Addressing Risk in the Valuation of Energy Systems." In Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Power and Energy Conference, June 26-30, 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina, vol. 2, pp. V002T10A002; Paper No. POWER-ICOPE2017-3526.  ASME, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/POWER-ICOPE2017-3526

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