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Bethany Frew

Researcher III-Model Engineering

Bethany.Frew@nrel.gov | 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

Education

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

Michael Milligan, Bethany Frew, Eduardo Ibanez, Juha Kiviluoma, Hannele Holttinen, Lennart Soder. 2017. Capacity Value Assessments of Wind Power. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/JA-5D00-66493, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment Vol. 6 (1) January/February 2017, 15 pp.

Bethany Frew, Giulia Gallo, Gregory Brinkman, Michael Milligan, Kara Clark, Aaron Bloom. 2016. Impact of Market Behavior, Fleet Composition, and Ancillary Services on Revenue Sufficiency. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5D00-66076, 44 pp.

Bethany A. Frew, Michael Milligan, Greg Brinkman, Aaron Bloom, Kara Clark, Paul Denholm. 2016. Revenue Sufficiency and Reliability in a Zero Marginal Cost Future: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-66935, 10 pp.

Bethany Frew, Trieu Mai, Venkat Krishnan, Scott Haase. 2016. Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Deployment Scenarios of the Western United States: Implications for Solar Energy Zones in Nevada. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67066, 53 pp.

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. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/JA-5D00-66188. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2016.02.005.

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