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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
E-mail: donna.heimiller@nrel.gov

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

Milbrandt, A. R.; Heimiller, D. M.; Perry, A. D.; Field, C. B. (2014). Renewable Energy Potential on Marginal Lands in the United States. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 29, January 2014; pp. 473-481; NREL Report No. JA-6A50-54292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.079

Haase, S.; Burman, K.; Dahle, D.; Heimiller, D.; Van Geet, O. (2012). Renewable Energy Assessment for the Bureau of Reclamation. 220 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A30-53697.

Drury, E.; Miller, M.; Macal, C. M.; Graziano, D. J.; Heimiller, D.; Ozik, J.; Perry, T. D. (2012). Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market Through Third-Party Ownership. Energy Policy. Vol. 42, March 2012; pp. 681-690; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-51514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.12.047

Arent, D.; Sullivan, P.; Heimiller, D.; Lopez, A.; Eurek, K.; Badger, J.; Jorgensen, H. E.; Kelly, M.; Clarke, L.; Luckow, P. (2012). Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios. 29 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-55049.

Lopez, A.; Roberts, B.; Heimiller, D.; Blair, N.; Porro, G. (2012). U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. 40 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-51946.

Short, W.; Sullivan, P.; Mai, T.; Mowers, M.; Uriarte, C.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.; Martinez, A. (2011). Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). 94 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-46534.

Schwartz, M.; Heimiller, D.; Haymes, S.; Musial, W. (2010). Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States. 104 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-500-45889.

Dahle, D.; Elliott, D.; Heimiller, D.; Mehos, M.; Robichaud, R.; Schwartz, M.; Stafford, B.; Walker, A. (2008). Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Development on DOE Legacy Management Lands. 163 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-41673; DOE/GO-102007-2435.

Kline, D.; Heimiller, D.; Cowlin, S. (2008). GIS Method for Developing Wind Supply Curves. 19 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-43053.

Cowlin, S. C.; Heimiller, D.; Bilello, D.; Renne, D. (2008). Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions in Africa. [Proceedings of the] International Congress on Renewable Energy: Renewables and Climate Change and International Renewable Energy Trade Show, 16-17 October 2008, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. New Delhi, India: Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) pp. 72-78; NREL Report No. CP-670-43918.

Full list of Donna Heimiller publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Reading, board games, hiking