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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

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.; Miller, M.; Zinaman, O.; Milligan, M.; Arent, D.; Palmintier, B.; O'Malley, M.; Mueller, S.; Lannoye, E.; Tuohy, A.; Kujala, B.; Sommer, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Soonee, S. K. (2014). Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems. 21st Century Power Partnership. 14 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61721.

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

Bird, L.; Cochran, J.; Wang, X. (2014). Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United States. 58 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-60983.

Hummon, M.; Cochran, J.; Weekley, A.; Lopez, A.; Zhang, J.; Stoltenberg, B.; Parsons, B.; Batra, P.; Mehta, B.; Patel, D. (2014). Variability of Photovoltaic Power in the State of Gujarat Using High Resolution Solar Data. 65 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-60991.

Cochran, J.; Zinaman, O.; Logan, J.; Arent, D. (2014). Exploring the Potential Business Case for Synergies Between Natural Gas and Renewable Energy. 33 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A50-60052.

Cochran, J.; Mai, T.; Bazilian, M. (2014). Meta-Analysis of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Scenarios. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 29, January 2014; pp. 246-253; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-58764.

Cochran, J.; Lew, D.; Kumar, N. (2013). Flexible Coal: Evolution from Baseload to Peaking Plant (Brochure). 21st Century Power Partnership. 10 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-60575.

Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Milligan, M.; et al. (2013). Market Evolution: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for 21st Century Power Systems. 57 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-57477.

Miller, M.; Bird, L.; Cochran, J.; et al. (2013). RES-E-NEXT: Next Generation of RES-E Policy Instruments. 102 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58882. International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD).

Cochran, J.; Bird, L.; Heeter, J.; Arent, D. A. (2012). Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience. 142 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53732.

Cochran, J. (2012). Policies and Programs to Integrate High Penetrations of Variable Renewable Energy (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 18 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-54970.

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

Cochran, J.; et al. (2009). "Building Sector Energy Efficiency." Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.

Full list of Jaquelin Cochran publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Travel, biking, cooking