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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). NREL/PR-6A20-63458. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

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

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

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. LBNL-6589E. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (US).

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. NREL/TP-6A20-60613. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

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). NREL/TP-6A20-54991. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

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

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

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. NREL/TP-6A20-53730. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

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

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

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

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

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

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. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US). 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. NREL/TP-6A2-48158. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US).

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

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

Personal interests/hobbies

Hiking, swimming, running, reading