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Staff

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

Center Director: Dave Mooney
Business Development: Debbie Brodt-Giles
Integrated Energy System Model: Mark Ruth
Synthesis and Integration: Debra Sandor
Lead Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hudman
Project Management Support: Dani Salyer

Data Analysis and Visualization Group

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
  • Market enabling applications

Summary bios of staff expertise and interests

Team Lead: Ann H. Brennan
Administrative Support: Elizabeth Torres

Energy Forecasting and Modeling

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

Summary bios of staff expertise and interests

Team Lead: Nate Blair
Administrative Support: Elizabeth Torres

Market and Policy Impact Analysis

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

Summary bios of staff expertise and interests

Team Lead: Jeffery Logan
Administrative Support: Karla LeComte

Technology Systems and Sustainability 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.

Summary bios of staff expertise and interests

Team Lead: Margaret Mann
Administrative Support: Catherine Burke

Washington D.C. Office

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.

Summary bios of staff expertise and interests

Team Lead: Kathleen Nawaz
Administrative Support: Catherine Burke (Golden)