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David Hurlbut

Senior Analyst and Economist

David.Hurlbut@nrel.gov | 303-384-7334

David Hurlbut is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

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

Education

Ph.D. in public policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, 1999
Master of public affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, 1991
B.A. in journalism, the University of Houston, 1983

Prior Work Experience

Senior Economist, Public Utility Commission of Texas, 2000–2006
Peace Corps volunteer, Nepal, 198488
Reporter, Dallas Times Herald, 198184
Business Editor, Billings Gazette, 198081

Featured Publications

Hurlbut, David, Ella Zhou, Kevin Porter, and Douglas J. Arent. 2015. Renewables-Friendly' Grid Development Strategies: Experience in the United States, Potential Lessons for ChinaPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64940.

Gagne, Douglas, Scott Haase, Brett Oakleaf, David Hurlbut, Sertac Akar, Anna Wall, Craig Turchi, Philip Pienkos, Jennifer Melius, and Marc Melaina. 2015. Potential for Renewable Energy Development to Benefit Restoration of the Salton Sea: Analysis of Technical and Market PotentialPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-7A40-64969.

Corbus, D., D. Hurlbut, P. Schwabe, E. Ibanez, M. Milligan, G. Brinkman, A. Paduru, V. Diakov, and M. Hand. 2014. California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study: Phase 1 -- Economic AnalysisPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61192

Hurlbut, D. 2012. Geothermal Power and Interconnection: The Economics of Getting to MarketPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-54192.

Hurlbut, D.J., S. Haase, G. Brinkman, K. Funk, R. Gelman, E. Lantz, C. Larney, D. Peterson, C. Worley, and E. Liebsch. 2012. Navajo Generating Station and Air Visibility Regulations: Alternatives and Impacts (Revised)PDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53024.

Hurlbut, D.J., S. Haase, C.S. Turchi, and K. Burman. 2012. Navajo Generating Station and Clean-Energy Alternatives: Options for RenewablesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-54706.

Hein, J., D. Hurlbut, M. Milligan, L. Coles, and B. Green. 2011. Transmission Planning Process and Opportunities for Utility-Scale Solar Engagement within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)PDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5500-51279.

Hurlbut, D. 2008. "A Look Behind the Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard: A Case Study." Natural Resources Journal 48, Winter.

Hurlbut, D., with Parviz Adib. 2008. "Market Power and Market Monitoring." Competitive Electricity Markets: Design, Implementation, Performance. ed. Fereidoon P. Sioshansi. Oxford: Elsevier.

Hurlbut, D. 1999. Irrigation for Sale: The Conservation Effects of Water Marketing in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Doctoral dissertation.

Hurlbut, D. "The Cultural Impact of Intellectual Property Forms: Biodiversity." International Intellectual Property Anthology. (1996): 79-83. eds. Anthony D'Amato and Doris Estelle Long. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing.

Hurlbut, D. "Beyond the Montreal Protocol: Impact on Nonparty States and Lessons for Future Environmental Protection Regimes." Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy 4, no. 2 (1993).

Full list of David Hurlbut publications (NREL).