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Ben Sigrin

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Ben Sigrin is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Systems Modeling Engineer
On staff since May 2013
Phone number: 303-275-3244

Areas of expertise

  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Risk and uncertainty modeling
  • Distributed photovoltaics and consumer decision-making

Primary research interests

  • Consumer decision-making in the adoption of novel technologies
  • Capacity expansion modeling of the electric sector

Education and background training

  • M.S./M.P.Aff in energy and earth resources/public affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2010–2013
  • B.A. in physics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 2002–2006

Prior work experience

  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Energy Systems Transformation Group, Austin, TX
  • Graduate Intern, U.S. DOE (EERE), Washington, D.C. (2011)
  • Volunteer, Peace Corps, Namibia (2006–2009)

Other affiliations

  • Member, U.S. Association of Energy Economics

Selected publications

Sigrin, Benjamin, Michael Gleason, Robert Preus, Ian Baring-Gould, and Robert Margolis (2016). The Distributed Generation Market Demand Model (dGen): Documentation. NREL/TP-6A20-65231. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

Sigrin, B., P. Sullivan, E. Ibanez, and R. Margolis. 2014. Representation of Solar Capacity Value in the ReEDS Capacity Expansion Model. NREL/TP-6A20-61182. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

Sigrin, B., D. Cranston, V. Rai, and G. Blackburn. 2013. Effects of PV technology adoption on electricity consumption behavior of households. (Working Paper).

Rai, V. and B. Sigrin. "Diffusion of environmentally-friendly energy technologies: buy versus lease differences in residential PV markets." Environ. Res. Lett. 8, no. 1, 014022 (March 2013). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014022

Full list of Ben Sigrin publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Skiing, hiking, acoustic guitar