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Jaquelin Cochran

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

Senior Energy Analyst - Supervisor
On staff since June 2009
Phone number: 303-275-3766
E-mail: jaquelin.cochran@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Grid integration of renewable energy, demand response
  • Natural gas and renewable energy
  • International energy efficiency
  • Energy and development

Primary research interests

  • Policy and market analyses in support of grid integration
  • Low emissions development strategies

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in energy and resources group, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • M.A. in energy and resources group, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • B.A. in public policy/physics, Pomona College, 1995

Prior work experience

  • Assistant Professor, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2007-2009)
  • Graduate Student Instructor and Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (1995-1996)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Krakow Poland (1997-1999)
  • Energy Analyst, R.J. Rudden Associates, Annapolis, Maryland (1996-1997)

Selected publications

Cochran, J., P. Denholm, B. Speer, and M. Miller. 2015. Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62607.

Cochran, J., M. Miller, O. Zinaman, M. Milligan, D. Arent, B. Palmintier, M. O'Malley, S. Mueller, E. Lannoye, A. Tuohy, B. Kujala, M. Sommer, H. Holttinen, J. Kiviluoma, and S.K. Soonee. 2014. Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems. Golden, CO: 21st Century Power Partnership. NREL/TP-6A20-61721.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D. Arent. "Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience." ICER Chronicle 2 (July 2014).

Bird, L., J. Cochran, and X. Wang. 2014. Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60983.

Hummon, M., J. Cochran, A. Weekley, A. Lopez, J. Zhang, B. Stoltenberg, B. Parsons, P. Batra, B. Mehta, and D. Patel. 2014. Variability of Photovoltaic Power in the State of Gujarat Using High Resolution Solar Data. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-7A40-60991.

Cochran, J., O. Zinaman, J. Logan, and D. Arent. 2014. Exploring the Potential Business Case for Synergies Between Natural Gas and Renewable Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-60052.

Cochran, J., T. Mai, and M. Bazilian. "Meta-Analysis of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Scenarios." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 29 (January 2014): 246-53. NREL/JA-6A20-58764. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.089.

Cochran, J., D. Lew, and N. Kumar. 2013. Flexible Coal: Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Brochure). Golden, CO: 21st Century Power Partnership. NREL/BR-6A20-60575.

Cochran, J., M. Miller, M. Milligan, et al. 2013. Market Evolution: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for 21st Century Power Systems. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-57477.

Miller, M., L. Bird, J. Cochran, et al. 2013. "RES-E-NEXT: Next Generation of RES-E Policy Instruments." Study commissioned by International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD). NREL/TP-6A20-58882.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D.A. Arent. 2012. Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53732.

Cochran, J. 2012. Policies and Programs to Integrate High Penetrations of Variable Renewable Energy (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-54970.

Cochran, J., R. Benioff, H. de Coninck, and L. Wuertenberger. 2010. An Exploration of Options for Operational Modalities of Climate Technology Centres and Networks. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme.

Cochran, J., et al. "Building Sector Energy Efficiency." Paper presented at Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, London, United Kingdom, October 2009.

Full list of Jaquelin Cochran publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Travel, biking, cooking