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Mackay Miller

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

Technology Innovation Analyst
On staff since January 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7536

Areas of expertise

  • Manages international collaborations with China, Mexico, India, and South Africa
  • Grid integration of renewable energy, smart grid deployment, and policy and regulatory issues across the clean energy spectrum
  • Leads NREL support for the International Smart Grid Action Network and coordinates the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative
  • Coordinates several bilateral and multilateral initiatives including the US-China Renewable Energy Partnership and 21st Century Power Partnership
  • Quantitative social network analysis of innovation pathways
  • Financial analysis and modeling

Primary research interests

  • Domestic and International RD&D collaboration
  • Public-private networks of technology commercialization
  • Policy frameworks to accelerate innovation

Education and background training

  • M.B.A. in finance, University of Colorado, 2010
  • B.A. in international relations, Brown University, 2001

Prior work experience

  • Operations Analysis Intern, Tendril Networks (2008-2009)
  • Education Reform Facilitator, Providence (RI) Public Schools (2006-2008)
  • Director of High School Academic Outreach, Brown University (2002-2006)

Selected publications

Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Zinaman, O.; Milligan, M.; Arent, D.; Palmintier, B.; O'Malley, M.; Mueller, S.; Lannoye, E.; Tuohy, A.; Kujala, B.; Sommer, M.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Soonee, S. K. (2014). Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems. 21st Century Power Partnership. 14 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61721.

Miller, M.; Cox, S. (2014).Overview of Variable Renewable Energy Regulatory Issues. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61350.

Zinaman, O.; Miller, M.; Bazilian, M. (2014). The Evolving Role of the Power Sector Regulator. 18 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61570.

Cochran, J.; Miller, M.; Milligan, M.; Ela, E.; Arent, D.; Bloom, A.; Futch, M.; Kiviluoma, J.; Holtinnen, H.; Orths, A.; Gomez-Lazaro, E.; Martin-Martinez, S.; Kukoda, S.; Garcia, G.; Mikkelsen, K. M.; Yongqiang, Z.; Sandholt, K. (2013). Market Evolution: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for 21st Century Power Systems. 57 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-57477.

Bazilian, M.; Mai, T.; Baldwin, S.; Arent, D.; Miller, M.; Logan, J. (2014). Decision-Making for High Renewable Electricity Futures in the United States. Energy Strategy Reviews. Vol. 2(3-4), February 2014; pp. 326-328; NREL Report No. JA-6A50-60738.

Bazilian, M.; Miller, M.; Detchon, R.; Liebreich, M; Blyth, W.; Futch, M.; Modi, M.; Jones, L.; Barkett, B.; Howells, M.; MacGill, I.; Kammen, D.M.; Trieu Mai; Matthew Wittenstein, M; Sonia Aggarwal, S; Mark O'Malley, M; Carvallo, J.P.; Manuel Welsch; Pugh, G; Weston, R.; Arent, D.J. (2013). Accelerating the Global Transformation to 21st Century Power Systems. The Electricity Journal. Vol. 26(6); pp. 39–51.

Bazilian, M; Sovacool, B.; Miller, M. (2013). Linking Energy Independence to Energy Security. IAEE Energy Forum, 3rd Quarter.

RES-E-NEXT: Next Generation of RES-E Policy Instruments. IEA-RETD Report.

Renewable Energy Innovation Policy: Success Criteria and Strategies. IRENA Working Paper, March 2013.

Smart Grid Contributions to Variable Renewable Resource Integration. ISGAN policy brief, April 2012.

Drury, E.; Miller, M.; Macal, C. M.; Graziano, D. J.; Heimiller, D.; Ozik, J.; Perry, T. D. (2012). Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market Through Third-Party Ownership. Energy Policy. Vol. 42, March 2012; pp. 681-690; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-51514.

Miller, M. (2012). Role of Smarter Grids in Variable Renewable Resource Integration (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 6 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-55090.

Miller, M.; Voss, P.; Warren, A.; Baring-Gould, I.; Conrad, M. (2012). Strategies for International Cooperation in Support of Energy Development in Pacific Island Nations. 45 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53188.

Perry, T. D., IV; Miller, M.; Fleming, L.; Younge, K.; Newcomb, J. (2011). Clean Energy Innovation: Sources of Technical and Commercial Breakthroughs. 45 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-50624.

Friedman, B.; Miller, M. (2009). Green Pricing Program Marketing Expenditures: Finding the Right Balance. 39 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46449.

Full list of Mackay Miller publications (NREL)