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Bethany Frew

Researcher III-Model Engineering | 303-275-3819

Bethany Frew is a member of the Forecasting & Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Energy systems modeling and analysis
Linear programming

Research Interests

Understand and determine how to meet system needs for integrating high penetrations of renewable energy, including demand- and supply-side mechanisms
Large-scale optimization of highly renewable energy systems


Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2014
M.S. in civil and environmental engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008
B.S. in food, agricultural, and biological engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007

Prior Work Experience

Research/Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (20072014)
Research Intern, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (20062007)
Research Assistant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (20042005)

Featured Publications

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

Milligan, M., B. Kirby, T. Acker, M. Ahlstrom, B. Frew, M. Goggin, W. Lasher, M. Marquis, and D. Osborn. 2015. Review and Status of Wind Integration and Transmission in the United States: Key Issues and Lessons Learned. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5D00-61911

Becker, S., B.A. Frew, G.B. Andresen, T. Zeyer, S. Schramm, M. Greiner, and M.Z. Jacobson. "Features of a Fully Renewable US Electricity System: Optimized Mixes of Wind and Solar PV and Transmission Grid Extensions." Energy 72 (2014): 443-58. doi:10.1016/

Dvorak, M.J., B.A. Frew (Corcoran), J.E. Ten Hoeve, N.G. McIntyre, and M.Z. Jacobson. "US East Coast Offshore Wind Energy Resources and Their Relationship to Peak-Time Electricity Demand." Wind Energy 16 (2013): 977-97. doi:10.1002/we.1524.

Frew (Corcoran), B.A., N. Jenkins, and M.Z. Jacobson. "Effects of Aggregating Electric Load in the United States." Energy Policy 46 (2012): 399-416. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.03.079.

Full list of Bethany Frew's publications (NREL).