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Jennie Jorgenson

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Jennie Jorgenson is a member of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Systems Modeling Engineer
On staff since September 2012
Phone number: 303-275-3103
E-mail: jennie.jorgenson@nrel.gov

Areas of Expertise

  • Unit commitment and dispatch modeling
  • Modeling of enabling technologies such as energy storage, demand response, and electric vehicles
  • Quantitative and statistical analysis
  • Power grid topology of the Western Interconnection
  • Energy storage for grid applications

Research Interests

  • Understanding the implications of high penetrations of renewable energy on the power grid
  • Analyzing enabling technologies and their role in renewable energy integration
  • Modeling energy systems across various geographies and temporal scales
  • Environmental impact of power systems

Education

  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2012
  • B.S. in chemical engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2010

Prior Work Experience

  • Graduate researcher at CU Boulder and NREL, Colorado (2011-2012)

Other Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Featured Publications

Brinkman, Gregory, Jennie Jorgenson, Ali Ehlen, James H. Caldwell. 2016. Low Carbon Grid Study: Analysis of a 50% Emission Reduction in California. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64884.

Eichman, Josh, Paul Denholm, Jennie Jorgenson, and Udi Helman. 2015. Operational Benefits of Meeting California's Energy Storage Targets. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5400-65061.

Jorgenson, J., P. Denholm, and M. Mehos. 2014. Estimating the Value of Utility-Scale Solar Technologies in California Under a 40% Renewable Portfolio Standard. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61685.

Jorgenson, J., P. Denholm, M. Mehos, and C. Turchi. 2013. Estimating the Performance and Economic Value of Multiple Concentrating Solar Power Technologies in a Production Cost Model. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-58645.

Denholm, P., J. Jorgenson, M. Hummon, T. Jenkin, D. Palchak, B. Kirby, O. Ma, and M. O'Malley. 2013. Value of Energy Storage for Grid Applications. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58465.

Denholm, P., J. Jorgenson, M. Hummon, D. Palchak, B. Kirby, O. Ma, M. O'Malley. 2013. Impact of Wind and Solar on the Value of Energy Storage. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60568.

Hummon, M., P. Denholm, J. Jorgenson, D. Palchak, B. Kirby, and O. Ma. 2013. Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58491.

Full list of Jennie Jorgenson publications (NREL)