Research Staff

The dGen model is supported by an interdisciplinary team of energy experts.

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Nate Blair

Group Manager, Distributed Systems and Storage Analysis

Nate has a master's degree in business and mechanical engineering. He has expertise in solar system and distributed storage modeling.

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Thomas Bowen

Researcher II

Thomas has a master's degree in renewable energy engineering and management. He is an expert within energy policy and market and data analysis.

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Paritosh Das

Researcher III, Model Engineering

Paritosh has a master's degree in electrical engineering. His work includes the study of adoption and grid integration of distributed energy resources, including in international markets.

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Kevin McCabe

Researcher III, Mechanical Engineering

Kevin has a master's degree in petroleum engineering. He studies adoption of distributed energy resources, geothermal direct use and distributed geothermal applications, and programming and model development.

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Ashreeta Prasanna

Researcher III, Model Engineering

Ashreeta has a master's degree in project management in energy and environment and a master's degree in management and engineering of environment and energy. She is a model developer and data analyst.

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Ashok Sekar

Researcher III, Model Engineering

Ashok holds a doctorate in sustainability and a master’s in sustainable engineering. He studies the intersection of behavior, energy, and policy.

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Hilary Sewell

Professional II, Project Controller

Hilary has a bachelor's degree in business administration and management. She is a project controller supporting diverse energy projects.

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Ben Sigrin

Researcher IV, Model Engineering

Ben has a master's degree in energy and earth science/public affairs. He leads the dGen team and is also a fellow at the Department of Energy supporting work within energy equity and justice.