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Markets & Policy Impact Analysis Group

Group Manager: Jaquelin Cochran
Administrative Support: Karla LeComte

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Philipp Beiter

Energy Markets and Policy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Cost modeling and economic analysis of offshore wind systems
  • Offshore wind technology, market, component, and innovation analysis
  • Electricity market design and grid integration of renewable energy technologies
  • Data analysis and statistical modeling
  • U.S. electricity market intelligence and analysis

Research Interests

  • Electricity markets
  • Offshore wind systems
  • Utility business models for distributed generation
  • Grid integration of renewable energy

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Lori Bird

Principal Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis

Research Interests

  • Green power marketing
  • Renewable energy policy

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Ilya Chernyakhovskiy

Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy policy and market analysis
  • Data analysis and statistical modeling

Research Interests

  • Policy impacts on renewable energy markets and industry
  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • International low emission development strategies

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Jeff Cook

Research Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • State and local policy approaches and opportunities
  • Solar cost reduction opportunities
  • Domestic electricity markets
  • Corporate renewable procurement

Research Interests

  • State and Local Clean Energy Policy Impact Analysis
  • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Strategies
  • Clean Energy Technology Cost Reduction and Market Expansion Opportunities
  • Economic Impacts of Clean Energy Policy and Technology

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Sadie Cox

Senior Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Renewable energy policy
  • Resilient power systems
  • Development impact assessment
  • Low emission development approaches

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy policy applications in developing countries
  • Distributed generation policies and impacts

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Francisco Flores-Espino

Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Electric power market analysis
  • State and federal energy policy and regulation
  • Project-level financial analysis and modeling

Research Interests

  • Economic impacts of renewable energy deployment
  • Policy influence on energy markets

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Jenny Heeter

Senior Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Utility regulation and analysis

Research Interests

  • Voluntary green power market
  • Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing
  • Solar renewable energy certificate markets
  • Renewable energy and carbon accounting

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Eliza Hotchkiss

Technical Project Lead

Areas of Expertise

  • Resilience and recovery strategies
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Low emission development strategies
  • Greenhouse gas accounting and mitigation analysis

Research Interests

  • Policies and technical solutions to increase resilience
  • Disaster recovery policies and technical support for communities, states and nations
  • International and domestic sustainable and holistic low emission development strategies, along with mitigation and adaption

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David Hurlbut

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Policy and legislative analysis
  • Statistical analysis and econometrics
  • Optimization modeling
  • Cost-benefit analysis

Research Interests

  • Economic incentives and market behavior affecting energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment
  • State policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Coordinating state and federal renewable energy policies within multi-state regional transmission organizations
  • Competitive electricity markets
  • Renewable energy infrastructure issues

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Jessica Katz

Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Jessica joined NREL in 2009 and is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. Her primary focus is on coordinating and implementing projects that provide technical assistance to developing countries as they transition to cleaner, more advanced energy systems. In this role, she has developed tools and trainings related to clean energy topics such as renewable energy resource assessment and the integration of significant levels of variable renewable energy to the grid. She currently coordinates NREL’s support to the United States Agency for International Development’s Clean Power Asia program and Greening the Grid initiative.

Research Interests

  • Integration of variable renewable energy to the power system
  • Application of renewable energy resource data and geospatial mapping to inform clean energy planning
  • Development and implementation of low emission development strategies
  • Greenhouse gas accounting and mitigation

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David Keyser

Research Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic impact studies
  • Time series analysis
  • Analysis of labor and demographic data

Research Interests

  • Static and dynamic economic impact models
  • Labor data estimation
  • Econometric modeling and forecasting
  • Regional economics

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Joyce McLaren

Research Analyst

Areas of Expertise & Research Interests

  • Emerging solar-plus-storage market
  • Impact of regulation and policy on solar adoption
  • Distributed solar business models
  • Utility rate structures for solar
  • State and local technical assistance
  • Public acceptance and stakeholder engagement

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Eric O’Shaughnessy

Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Eric’s work focuses on economic analysis of residential solar PV markets. Eric leads the lab’s solar data partnerships program. Eric’s current research uses solar quote data to analyze installer bidding behavior to determine the effects of competition in residential solar markets. Eric is also looking at how innovative technologies in energy storage and customer load control affect the economics of residential solar. Eric also leads the lab’s green power market research.

Research Interests

  • Economic analysis, econometrics, distributed solar PV

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Paul Schwabe

Energy and Financial Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Electricity market financial analysis
  • Natural gas volume and revenue forecasting
  • Energy efficiency and conservation, including electric and natural gas rate decoupling

Research Interests

  • Market penetration and financial incentives
  • Statistical modeling and data analysis

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Bethany Speer

Renewable Energy Market, Finance, and Policy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • International economic policy
  • Climate change mitigation policies and trade issues
  • International relations and development

Research Interests

  • Project finance
  • Markets
  • Climate change mitigation policies

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Tian Tian

International Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy policy and market analysis
  • International stakeholder engagement

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy regulation
  • Renewable energy business and financing models in various markets
  • Energy market and policy development in China

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Caroline Sallum Uriarte

Project Lead

Areas of Expertise

  • Low Emission Development Strategies - Planning and Implementation
  • International energy analysis
  • Renewable energy grid integration

Research Interests

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Low emissions development strategies
  • International collaboration to address climate change
  • Renewable energy technology development, resource assessment, and grid integration
  • Policies and market analysis for renewable energy and energy efficiency

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Ella Zhou

International Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

  • Power system modeling
  • Integrating water and cooling system, energy storage, and demand response into grid simulation and optimization models
  • International energy policy and market analysis
  • Data analysis and statistical modeling

Research Interests

  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • Low carbon strategies
  • Water-energy nexus

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