Dale Dolan

Associate Professor

Phone: 805-756-2495
E-mail: dsdolan@calpoly.edu
Office: 20-205
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Prof. Dolan is the Hood Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University with experience in renewable energy projects, education and advanced motor drives. He has published research on the construction of a wind turbine emulator using advanced motor drives and on the modeling and construction of a novel virtual air gap variable reactor. He is past chair on the board of directors of Windy Hills Caledon Renewable Energy, past chair of the OSEA (Ontario Sustainable Energy Association) Board and was an executive chair of the 7th World Wind Energy Conference 2008 (WWEC 2008). He is a past member of the management committee for the Ontario Green Energy Act campaign striving to implement the most progressive renewable energy policy in North America. His research interests involves sustainable/renewable energy generation, wind power generation, power systems, electromagnetics, power electronic applications for distributed generation, grid connection impacts of renewable generation, energy policy promoting widespread implementation of sustainable power generation, sustainable energy project economics and sustainability of technologies. He is committed to making renewable energy a strong component of the world’s supply mix to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2009
MASc. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2005
BASc Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2003
Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario, 1997
Bsc., Zoology, University of Western Ontario, 1995

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Teaching and Research Interests


Sustainable/Renewable energy generation
Wind Energy Generation
Power systems
Power electronic applications for distributed generation
Grid connection impacts of renewable generation
Sustainable energy project economics
Sustainability of technologies
Energy policy promoting widespread implementation of sustainable power generation