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Donna Heimiller

Sr. Geospatial Data Scientist

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Donna Heimiller is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Geospatial analysis and modeling supporting multiple resource assessment technologies, regional-scale site evaluation, and energy system modeling

Electricity infrastructure analysis

Data visualization

Research Interests

Renewable resource development opportunities and issues, within a spatial context (multiple technologies)
Renewable resource characterization (multiple technologies)

Education

M.F., Spatial Data Analysis, Colorado State University
B.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan

Featured Publications

Musial, Walt , Donna Heimiller, Philipp Beiter, George Scott, and Caroline Draxl. 2016. 2016 Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-66599.

Zinaman, Owen, Eduardo Ibanez, Donna Heimiller, Kelly Eurek, and Trieu Mai. 2015. Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63797.

Brown, Austin, Philipp Beiter, Donna Heimiller, Carolyn Davidson, Paul Denholm, Jennifer Melius, Anthony Lopez, Dylan Hettinger, David Mulcahy, and Gian Porro. 2015. Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64503.

Milbrandt, A.R., D.M. Heimiller, A.D. Perry, and C.B. Field.  2014. "Renewable Energy Potential on Marginal Lands in the United States." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29 (January): 473-81. NREL/JA-6A50-54292. 

Haase,  S., K. Burman, D. Dahle, D. Heimiller, and O. Van Geet. 2012. Renewable Energy Assessment for the Bureau of Reclamation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-7A30-53697.

Drury, E., M. Miller, C.M. Macal, D.J. Graziano, D. Heimiller, J. Ozik, and T.D. Perry. 2012. "Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market Through Third-Party Ownership." Energy Policy 42 (March): 681-90. NREL/JA-6A20-51514. 

Arent, D., P. Sullivan, D. Heimiller, A. Lopez, K. Eurek, J. Badger, H.E. Jorgensen, M. Kelly, L. Clarke, and P. Luckow. 2012. Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-55049.

Lopez, A., B. Roberts, D. Heimiller, N. Blair, and G. Porro. 2012. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51946.

Short, W., P. Sullivan, T. Mai, M. Mowers, C. Uriarte, N. Blair, D. Heimiller, and A. Martinez. 2011. Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-46534.

Schwartz,  M., D. Heimiller, S. Haymes, and W. Musial. 2010. Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-500-45889.

Dahle, D., D. Elliott, D. Heimiller, M. Mehos, R. Robichaud, M. Schwartz, B. Stafford, and A. Walker. 2008. Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Development on DOE Legacy Management Lands. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-670-41673.

Kline, D., D. Heimiller, and S. Cowlin. 2008. GIS Method for Developing Wind Supply Curves. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-670-43053.

Cowlin, S.C.,  D. Heimiller, D. Bilello, and D. Renne. 2008. "Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions in Africa." Paper presented at International Congress on Renewable Energy: Renewables and Climate Change and International Renewable Energy Trade Show, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, October. NREL/CP-670-43918.

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