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Paul Schwabe

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

Energy and Financial Analyst
On staff since August 2008
Phone number: 303-384-7468
E-mail: paul.schwabe@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Electricity market financial analysis
  • Natural gas volume and revenue forecasting
  • Energy efficiency and conservation, including electric and natural gas rate decoupling

Primary research interests

  • Market penetration and financial incentives
  • Statistical modeling and data analysis

Education and background training

  • M.S. in applied economics and finance, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2002
  • B.A. in economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2001

Prior work experience

  • Senior Analyst, Consolidated Edison Inc., Volume and Revenue Forecasting New York, NY (2007-2008)
  • Senior Associate, Quantum Consulting (Acquired by Itron 2006), Energy Efficiency Consulting Firm. Oakland, CA (2005-2006)
  • Economic Research Associate II, Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Research Department. San Francisco, CA (2002-2005)

Selected publications

Speer, B., R. Economy, T. Lowder, P. Schwabe, and S. Regenthal. 2014. Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61477.

Kreycik, C., L. Bird, P. Schwabe, and K. Cory. 2012. Impact of Financial Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53086.

Schwabe, P., M. Mendelsohn, F. Mormann, and D.J. Arent, 2012. Mobilizing Public Markets to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Insights from Expert Stakeholders. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-55021.

Schwabe, P., S. Lensink, and M. Hand. 2011. IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-48155.

Cory, K. and P. Schwabe. 2009. Wind Levelized Cost of Energy: A Comparison of Technical and Financing Input Variables. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46671.

Schwabe, P., K. Cory, and J. Newcomb. 2009. Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-44930.

Full list of Paul Schwabe publications (NREL)