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Aaron Bloom

Group Manager III-Decision Support Analysis

Aaron.Bloom@nrel.gov | 303-384-7032

Aaron Bloom is the group manager of the Grid Systems Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Stakeholder engagement

Project management

Research Interests

Market design under high penetrations of renewable energy

Operational impacts of renewable technologies on the power system

Evaluating market designs to incentivize efficient behavior

Education

M.P.A., The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

B.A. in political science, Michigan State University

Prior Work Experience

Renewable Technologies Subject Matter Expert, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. (2005-2012)

Featured Publications

Stoll, Brady, Gregory Brinkman, Aaron Townsend, and Aaron Bloom. 2016. Analysis of Modeling Assumptions used in Production Cost Models for Renewable Integration Studies. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65383.

Milligan, Michael, Bethany A. Frew, Aaron Bloom, Erik Ela, Audun Botterud, Aaron Townsend, and Todd Levin. "Wholesale Electricity Market Design with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation: Revenue Sufficiency and Long-Term Reliability." Electricity Journal 29, no. 2 (March 2016): 26-38. NREL/JA-5D00-66188. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2016.02.005.

Ahlstrom, Mark, Charlie Smith, Richard J. Piwko, Debra Lew, Aaron Bloom, Trieu Mai, Kara Clark, and Michael Milligan. 2015. Relevant Studies for NERC's Analysis of EPA's Clean Power Plan 111(d) Compliance. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5D00-6397.

Ela, E., M. Milligan, A. Bloom, A. Botterud, A. Townsend, and T. Levin. 2014. Evolution of Wholesale Electricity Market Design with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5D00-61765.

Bloom, A., A. Townsend, M. Hummon, A. Weekley, K. Clark, and J. King. 2013. Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Initial Results (Poster). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PO-5D00-60241.

Cochran, J., M. Miller, M. Milligan, E. Ela, D. Arent, A. Bloom, M. Futch, J. Kiviluoma, H. Holtinnen, A. Orths, E. Gomez-Lazaro, S. Martin-Martinez, S. Kukoda, G. Garcia, K.M. Mikkelsen, Z. Yongqiang, and K. Sandholt. 2013. Market Evolution: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for 21st Century Power Systems. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-57477.

Full list of Aaron Bloom publications (NREL).