National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analysts have capabilities that span a wide range of renewable energy technologies. This site will help you learn more about the crosscutting analysis capabilities, energy-modeling background, and technology expertise of analysts in our Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC).
Strategic Planning and Direction
The following staff are SEAC's experts in analysis relating to geospatial analytics and integrated resource assessment; our energy efficiency and renewable energy data warehouse; and advanced visualization.
- Geospatial analytics
- RE & EE data warehouse
- Integrated resource assessment
- Advanced visualization
The following staff are SEAC's experts in analysis relating to energy economics, energy system planning, risk and uncertainty modeling, and energy infrastructure planning.
- Energy economics
- Energy system planning
- Energy infrastructure planning
- Risk and uncertainty modeling
The following staff are SEAC's experts in analysis related to electric regulation and policy; transportation market, fuels, and policies; economic impact; advanced financial analytic methods; international markets; R&D program benefits assessment; portfolio and risk assessment and green power and renewable energy certificate (REC) markets.
- Advanced financial analytic methods
- Economic impact analysis
- Electric regulation and policy analysis
- Green power and REC markets
- International markets analysis
- R&D program benefits assessment
- Portfolio and risk assessment
- Transportation market, fuels, and policies analysis
The following staff are SEAC's experts in analysis related to infrastructure and systems; sustainability assessment; technoeconomic assessment; and water requirements.
- Resource-use optimization
- Techno-economic feasibility and cost analysis
- Life cycle assessment
- Environmental externalities analysis
- Cobenefits analysis
- Manufacturing cost analysis
- R&D targets and barrier identification
- Water requirements and distribution analysis.
The following SEAC staff are based in our Washington D.C. Office. They support a variety of programs and activities, and often are the liaison between the U.S. Department of Energy and staff based in Golden, Colorado.