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Jenny Heeter

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Jenny Heeter is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Energy Analyst
On staff since August 2009
Phone number: 303-275-4366

Areas of Expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Utility regulation and analysis

Research Interests

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


  • 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 (20082009)
  • Sustainability Fellow, Office of the Mayor, Bloomington, Indiana (20062008)
  • Assistant Project Manager, Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (20042006)

Featured Publications

Lori Bird, Pieter Gagnon, Jenny Heeter, 2016. Expanding Midscale Solar: Examining the Economic Potential, Barriers, and Opportunities at Offices, Hotels, Warehouses, and Universities. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65938.

Eric O'Shaughnessy, Jenny Heeter, David Keyser, Pieter Gagnon, Alexandra Aznar, 2016. Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67101, 88 pp.

Trieu Mai, Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose, Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, David Keyser, Venkat Krishnan, Jordan Macknick, Dev Millstein, 2016. A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/TP-6A20-67455, 73 pp. External Note: LBNL-1006962.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Full list of Jenny Heeter publications (NREL)