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Karlynn Cory

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Karlynn Cory is a section supervisor of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Energy Analyst - Technology Components & Systems Supervisor
On staff since August 2005
Phone number: 303-384-7464
E-mail: karlynn.cory@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Renewable energy project finance of commercially available technologies (e.g., 3rd party PPAs and leases, sales leaseback, flip structures, etc.)
  • Policy and market innovations to support RE project finance (e.g., Feed-in tariffs, PACE, etc.)

Primary research interests

  • Renewable energy project finance of commercially available technologies
  • Policy and market innovations to support RE project finance
  • RE project finance structures, by end user type (state/local govt., residential, commercial, industrial and federal agency)
  • Intersection between REC/"green tag" markets and electricity markets
  • Renewable policy best practices

Education and background training

  • Master's in technology and policy, 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Bachelor's in mechanical engineering, 1994, Tufts University

Prior work experience

  • Strategy and business development manager, Mass Technology Collaborative, Westborough, Mass. (2003-2005)
  • Renewable energy specialist, La Capra Associates, Boston, Mass. (1999-2003)
  • Research associate, Tellus Institute, Boston, Mass. (1998-1999)
  • Research analyst, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), various locations (1994-1996)

Selected publications

Cory, K.; Canavan, B.; Koenig, R. (2009). Power Purchase Agreement Checklist for State and Local Governments. Energy Analysis; Fact Sheet Series on Financing Renewable Energy Projects, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 12 pp.; NREL Report No. FS-6A2-46668.

Cory, K.; Coughlin, J.; Coggeshall, C. (2008). Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local Governments. 72 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-43115.

Cory, K.; Coughlin, J.; Jenkin, T.; Pater, J.; Swezey, B. (2008). Innovations in Wind and Solar PV Financing. 39 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-42919.

Cory, K. S.; Swezey, B. (2007). "Renewable Portfolio Standards in the States: Balancing Goals and Rules." Electricity Journal. Vol. 40(4), May 2007, pp. 21-32. NREL Report No. JA-640-41876. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2007.03.008

Full list of Karlynn Cory publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Hiking, tennis, travel, great food and wine