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Cara Marcy

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Cara Marcy is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Renewable Electricity Analyst
On staff since September 2015
Phone number: 303-275-3740
E-mail: Cara.Marcy@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Energy policy analysis
  • Data analysis and modeling
  • Utility-scale wind, solar, and energy storage

Primary research interests

  • Renewable electricity policy and market modelling
  • Renewable generation and energy storage integration
  • Regional factors impacting deployment of renewables

Education and background training

  • MEPP in engineering and public policy with a specialization in energy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
  • Dual B.S. in chemical and environmental engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2009

Prior work experience

  • Renewable Electricity Analyst, Energy Information Administration, Washington D.C. (2014–present)
  • Technical Assistant, Environmental Finance Center Department of Climate Change and Energy, Maryland (2012–2014)
  • U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Ecuador (2010–2012)

Other affiliations

  • Presidential Management Fellow for the Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy

Selected publications

Trieu Mai, Wesley Cole, Eric Lantz, Cara Marcy, and Benjamin Sigrin. 2016. Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65571.

Marcy, C. 2015. "Global solar photovoltaic manufacturing production slows in recent years." Today in Energy. Washington DC: Energy Information Administration.

Marsh, R. and C. Marcy. 2015. "First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction." Today in Energy. Washington DC: Energy Information Administration.

Marcy, C. 2015. "Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented." Today in Energy. Washington DC: Energy Information Administration.

Marcy, C. and A. Metelitsa. 2014. "European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States." Today in Energy. Washington DC: Energy Information Administration.

Marcy, C. 2014. "Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction prices continue to rise." Today in Energy. Washington DC: Energy Information Administration.

Full list of Cara Marcy publications (NREL)