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Sarah Booth

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Sarah (Busche) Booth is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Analyst & India Analysis Project Lead
On staff since June 2009
Phone number: 303-275-4383
E-mail: sarah.busche@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Domestic and international clean energy policy
  • Municipal climate mitigation strategies
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency for islands

Primary research interests

  • Interaction between local and state clean energy policy
  • Domestic and international local climate mitigation and strategic energy planning
  • Renewable energy deployment in developing countries

Education and background training

  • Certificate in financial management, Cornell University, 2012
  • M.A. in international relations and environmental policy, Boston University, 2009
  • B.A. in international affairs, Northern Arizona University, 2005

Prior work experience

  • Fellow, Meister Consultants Group (2009)
  • Graduate Research Program Participant, NREL (2008)
  • Graduate Assistant (to Henrik Selin, Ph.D. and Kevin Gallagher, Ph.D.), Boston University (2007-2008)
  • Intern, Sustainable Energy Solutions (2007)

Other affiliations

  • American Solar Energy Society
  • LEED Green Associate
  • Boston University Energy Club

Selected publications

Gevorgian, V.; Booth, S. (2013). Review of PREPA Technical Requirements for Interconnecting Wind and Solar Generation. 72 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-5D00-57089.

Critz, D.K.; Busche, S.; Connorsa, S. (2013). "Power systems balancing with high penetration renewables: The potential of demand response in Hawaii." Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 76; December 2013; pp. 609–619.

Ardani, K.; Hillman, D.; Busche, S. (2013). Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy Development in Alaska. 43 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A30-57491; DOE/IE-0014.

Watson, A.; Guidice, L.; Lisell, L.; Doris, L.; Busche, S. (2012). Solar Ready: An Overview of Implementation Practices. 42 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-51296.

Busche, S.; Conrad, M.; Funk, K.; Kandt, A.; McNutt, P. (2011). American Samoa Initial Technical Assessment Report. 61 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-50905.

Busche, S. (2010). Clean Energy Policy Analyses: Analysis of the Status and Impact of Clean Energy Policies at the Local Level. 43 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-49720.

Arora, D. S.; Busche, S.; Cowlin, S.; Engelmeier, T.; Jaritz, J.; Milbrandt, A.; Wang, S. (2010). Indian Renewable Energy Status Report: Background Report for DIREC 2010. 139 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-48948.

Busche, S.; Hockett, S. (2010). Identifying Cost-Effective Residential Energy Efficiency Opportunities for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. 45 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A2-48267.

Busche, S.; Doris, E.; Braccio, R.; Lippert, D.; Finch, P.; O'Toole, D.; Fetter, J. (2010). Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). 127 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A2-47891.

Doris, E., Busche, S.; Hockett, S. (2009). Net Metering Policy Development and Distributed Solar Generation in Minnesota: Overview of Trends in Nationwide Policy Development and Implications of Increasing the Eligible System Size Cap. 34 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46670.

Brown, E., Busche, S. (2008). State of the States 2008: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy. 123 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-670-43021.

Full list of Sarah (Busche) Booth publications (NREL)