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 (acting): Doug Arent
Business Development: Dan Bilello
Integrated Energy System Model: Mark Ruth
Synthesis and Integration: Debra Sandor
Lead Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hudman
Project Management Support: Dani Salyer
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
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.