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Scott Jenne

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Scott Jenne is a member of the Techno Economic Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Multidisciplinary Energy Engineer
On staff since 2011
Phone number: 303-384-7248

Areas of Expertise

  • Techno-Economic Analysis
  • Mechanical design
  • 3D modeling/CAD
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Wave energy conversion
  • Thermal power cycle analysis

Research Interests

  • Cost reduction pathways for MHK systems
  • Direct Desalination using MHK technologies
  • Wave Energy Power-Take-Off design
  • Non-Electric Market opportunities for MHK
  • Additive manufacturing and Design for Additive Manufacturing


  • M.S in systems engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011
  • B.S in multidisciplinary engineering (mechanical speciality), Arizona State University, 2009

Prior Work Experience

  • Thermochemical Conversion RPP, NREL National Bioenergy Center, Golden, CO

Featured Publications

Diana Bull, D. Scott Jenne, Christopher Smith, Andrea Copping, Guild Copeland. Levelized Cost of Energy for a Backward Bent Duct Buoy. International Journal of Marine Energy; 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2016.07.002

Jenne, D.S., Y.H. Yu, and V. Neary. 2015. Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis of Marine and Hydrokinetic Reference Models: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-5000-64013.

Yu, Y.H., D.S. Jenne, R. Thresher, A. Copping, S. Geerlofs, L.A. Hanna. 2015. Reference Model 5 (RM5): Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-62861.

Bull, D., C. Smith, D.S. Jenne, P. Jacob, A. Copping, S. Willits, A. Fontaine, D. Brefort, G. Copeland, M. Gordon, R. Jepsen. 2014. Reference Model 6 (RM6): Oscillating Wave Energy Converter. SAND2011-18311. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. (US).

Jenne, D.S. 2014. Electronic Submersible Pump (ESP) Technology and Limitations with Respect to Geothermal Systems (Fact Sheet). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/FF-6A20-62355.

Full list of Scott Jenne publications (NREL)