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Donna Heimiller

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Donna Heimiller is a member of the Data Analysis and Visualization Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Sr. GIS Analyst
On staff since June 1998
Phone number: 303-275-4667

Areas of expertise

  • Geospatial analysis and modeling supporting multiple resource assessment technologies, regional-scale site evaluation, and energy system modeling
  • Electricity infrastructure analysis
  • Data visualization

Primary research interests

  • Renewable resource development opportunities and issues, within a spatial context (multiple technologies)
  • Renewable resource characterization (multiple technologies)

Education and background training

  • M.F. in spatial data analysis, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 1999
  • B.S. in natural resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993

Selected publications and websites

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's GIS Web site

Zinaman, Owen, Eduardo Ibanez, Donna Heimiller, Kelly Eurek, Trieu Mai. 2015. Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63797.

Brown, Austin, Philipp Beiter, Donna Heimiller, Carolyn Davidson, Paul Denholm, Jennifer Melius, Anthony Lopez, Dylan Hettinger, David Mulcahy, and Gian Porro. 2015. Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64503.

Milbrandt, A. R., D.M. Heimiller, A.D. Perry, and C.B. Field. "Renewable Energy Potential on Marginal Lands in the United States." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29 (January 2014): 473-81. NREL Report No. JA-6A50-54292. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.079

Haase, S., K. Burman, D. Dahle, D. Heimiller, and O. Van Geet. 2012. Renewable Energy Assessment for the Bureau of Reclamation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-7A30-53697.

Drury, E., M. Miller, C.M. Macal, D.J. Graziano, D. Heimiller, J. Ozik, and T.D. Perry. "Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market Through Third-Party Ownership." Energy Policy 42 (March 2012): 681-90. NREL/JA-6A20-51514. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.12.047

Arent, D., P. Sullivan, D. Heimiller, A. Lopez, K. Eurek, J. Badger, H.E. Jorgensen, M. Kelly, L. Clarke, and P. Luckow. 2012. Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-55049.

Lopez, A., B. Roberts, D. Heimiller, N. Blair, and G. Porro. 2012. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51946.

Short, W., P. Sullivan, T. Mai, M. Mowers, C. Uriarte, N. Blair, D. Heimiller, and A. Martinez. 2011. Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-46534.

Schwartz, M., D. Heimiller, S. Haymes, and W. Musial. 2010. Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-500-45889.

Dahle, D., D. Elliott, D. Heimiller, M. Mehos, R. Robichaud, M. Schwartz, B. Stafford, and A. Walker. 2008. Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Development on DOE Legacy Management Lands. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-670-41673; DOE/GO-102007-2435.

Kline, D., D. Heimiller, and S. Cowlin. 2008. GIS Method for Developing Wind Supply Curves. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-670-43053.

Cowlin, S.C., D. Heimiller, D. Bilello, and D. Renne. "Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions in Africa." Paper presented at International Congress on Renewable Energy: Renewables and Climate Change and International Renewable Energy Trade Show, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, October 2008. NREL Report No. CP-670-43918.

Full list of Donna Heimiller publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Reading, board games, hiking