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Jenny Heeter

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

Senior Energy Analyst
On staff since August 2009
Phone number: 303-275-4366
E-mail: jenny.heeter@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Utility regulation and analysis

Primary research interests

  • Voluntary green power market
  • Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing
  • Solar renewable energy certificate markets
  • Renewable energy and carbon accounting

Education and background training

  • M.P.A. in environmental policy and natural resource management, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
  • B.A. in environmental studies and political science, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2004

Prior work experience

  • Utility Analyst, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Indianapolis, Indiana (2008-2009)
  • Sustainability Fellow, Office of the Mayor, Bloomington, Indiana (2006-2008)
  • Assistant Project Manager, Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2004-2006)

Selected publications

Heeter, Jenny, Phillip Beiter, Francisco Flores, David Hurlbut, and Chang Liu. 2015. Quantifying the Level of Cross-State Renewable Energy Transactions (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-63458.

Heeter, Jenny, Kathy Belyeu, and Ksenia Kuskova-Burns. 2014. Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2013 Data). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63052.

Heeter, Jenny, Rachel Gelman, and Lori Bird. 2014. Status of Net Metering: Assessing the Potential to Reach Program Caps. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61858.

Heeter, J., G. Barbose, L. Bird, S. Weaver, F. Flores-Espino, K. Kuskova-Burns, and R. Wiser. 2014. Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-6589E.

Bird, L., J. McLaren, J. Heeter, C. Linvill, J. Shenot, R. Sedano, and J. Migden-Ostrander. 2013. Regulatory Considerations Associated with the Expanded Adoption of Distributed Solar. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60613.

Heeter, Jenny and Joyce McLaren. 2012. Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses (Technical Report). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-54991.

Heeter, J., P. Armstrong, and L. Bird. 2012. Market Brief: Status of the Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificate Market (2011 Data). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-56128.

Baker Brannan, D., J. Heeter, and L. Bird. 2012. Made with Renewable Energy: How and Why Companies are Labeling Consumer Products. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53764.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D.J. Arent. 2012. Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience, Summary for Policymakers. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53730.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D.J. 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.

Heeter, Jenny and Lori Bird. 2011. Status and Trends in U.S. Compliance and Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificate Markets (2010 Data). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-52925.

Bird, Lori and Jenny Sumner. 2011. Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-49938.

Bird, Lori, Jenny Heeter, and Claire Kreycik. 2011. Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Markets: Status and Trends. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-52868.

Holt, E., J. Sumner, and L. Bird. 2011. Role of Renewable Energy Certificates in Developing New Renewable Energy Projects. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51904.

Bird, L., C. Chapman, J. Logan, J. Sumner, and W. Short. "Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards and Carbon Cap Scenarios in the U.S. Electric Sector." Energy Policy 39, no. 5 (May 2011): 2573-2585. NREL/JA-6A20-50749. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.025

Bird, L., E. Holt, J. Sumner, and C. Kreycik. 2010. Voluntary Green Power Market Forecast through 2015. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-48158.

Sumner, J., L. Bird, and H. Smith. 2009. Carbon Taxes: A Review of Experience and Policy Design Considerations. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-47312.

Full list of Jenny Heeter (previously Sumner) publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Hiking, swimming, running, reading