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Sean Esterly

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

On staff since August 2013
Phone number: 303-384-7436

Areas of expertise

  • International clean energy policy analysis
  • Micro- and mini-grid policy and regulation
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency for islands

Primary research interests

  • Distributed generation
  • Rural electrification
  • Energy access

Education and background training

  • M.A. in environmental management and policy, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2012
  • B.A. in political science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2007
  • B.A. in environmental studies, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida 2007

Prior work experience

  • Island Energy Analyst Intern, NREL, Golden, Colorado (2012-2013)
  • Renewable Energy Analyst, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Washington, D.C. (2010)

Selected publications

Bazilian, M.; Burman, K.; Esterly, S. (In press). Barriers and Opportunities to Mini-Grid Development and Technical Background Papers. NREL Report No. TP-6A00-58313.

Esterly, S. (In press). Renewable Energy Grid Integration Case Studies on Remote Islands. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-58261.

Conrad, M. D.; Esterly, S. (2013). Guam Strategic Energy Plan. 34 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-7A40-59192.

Conrad, M. D.; Esterly, S.; Bodell, T.; Jones, T. (2013). American Samoa Energy Strategies. 41 pp.; NREL Report No. MP-7A40-60556.

Haase, S.; Esterly, S.; Herdrich, D.; Bodell, T.; Visser, C. (2013). American Samoa Energy Action Plan. 20 pp.; NREL Report No. MP-7A40-59190.

Full list of Sean Esterly publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Skiing, hiking with my dogs, hockey, swimming, Crossfit