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Patrick Sullivan

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Patrick Sullivan is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Analyst
On staff since March 2007
Phone number: 303-384-7359
E-mail: patrick.sullivan@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Linear programming with General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS)
  • System equilibrium modeling in Matlab, including treatment of chemical species with Cantera

Primary research interests

  • Development of detailed market penetration models for renewables

Education and background training

  • S.B. in mathematics with an A.B. in physics, 2004, University of Chicago
  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, 2006, Stanford University

Prior work experience

  • Venture Capital Technology Analyst at Illinois Ventures, Chicago (2004-2005)

Selected publications

Arent, D.; Sullivan, P.; Heimiller, D.; Lopez, A.; Eurek, K.; Badger, J.; Jorgensen, H. E.; Kelly, M.; Clarke, L.; Luckow, P. (2012). Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios. 29 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-55049.

Short, W.; Sullivan, P.; Mai, T.; Mowers, M.; Uriarte, C.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.; Martinez, A. (2011). Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). 94 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-46534.

Sullivan, P.; Logan, J.; Bird, L.; Short, W. (2009). Comparative Analysis of Three Proposed Federal Renewable Electricity Standards. 30 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45877.

Logan, J.; Sullivan, P.; Short, W.; Bird, L.; James, T. L.; Shah, M. R. (2009). Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard. 35 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45161.

Blair, N.; Jenkin, T.; Milford, J.; Short, W.; Sullivan, P.; Evans, D.; Lieberman, E.; Goldstein, G.; Wright, E.; Jayaraman, K. R.; Venkatesh, B.; Kleiman, G.; Namovicz, C.; Smith, B.; Palmer, K.; Wiser, R.; Wood, F. (2009). Renewable Energy and Efficiency Modeling Analysis Partnership (REMAP): An Analysis of How Different Energy Models Addressed a Common High Renewable Energy Penetration Scenario in 2025. 111 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45656.

Full list of Patrick Sullivan publications (NREL)