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Francisco Flores-Espino

Energy Analyst, Markets and Policy

Francisco.Flores@nrel.gov | 303-384-7385
Orcid ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7857-8342

Francisco Flores-Espino is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Electric power market analysis
State and federal energy policy and regulation
Project-level financial analysis and modeling

Research Interests

Economic impacts of renewable energy deployment
Policy influence on energy markets

Education

M.S. in energy and management, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 2013
B.S. in electrical engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City, Mexico, 1999

Prior Work Experience

Graduate research partner, NREL (2013)
Renewable energy program manager, Colorado Energy Office, Denver, Colorado (2009–2012)
Project manager, International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology, Lakewood, Colorado (20082009)

Featured Publications

Flores-Espino, Francisco. 2015. Compensation for Distributed Solar: A Survey of Options to Preserve Stakeholder ValuePDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62371.

Barbose, Galen, Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, Francisco Flores-Espino, and Ryan H. Wiser. 2015. "Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States." doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.175. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 52 (December 2015): 523-33. NREL/JA-6A20-65087.

Heeter, J., P. Beiter, F. Flores, D. Hurlbut, and C. Liu. 2015. "Quantifying the Level of Cross-State Renewable Energy TransactionsPDF." Presented by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, September 2015.

Tegen, S., D. Keyser, F. Flores-Espino, J. Miles, D. Zammit, and D. Loomis. 2015. Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts in the United States: Four Regional ScenariosPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-61315.

Turchi, Craig, Parthiv Kurup, Sertac Akar, and Francisco Flores. 2015. Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power PlantsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5500-64429.

Barbose, G., J. Heeter, L. Bird, S. Weaver, F. Flores-Espino, and R. Wiser. 2014. "Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United StatesPDF." Prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (US) and presented the 37th IAEE International Conference, June 2014, New York, New York.

Flores, F., D. Keyser, and S. Tegen. 2014. "Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico RegionPDF." Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).

Heeter, J., G. Barbose, L. Bird, S. Weaver, F. Flores-Espino, K. Kuskova-Burns, and R. Wiser. 2014. Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio StandardsPDF. NREL/TP-6A20-61042. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Tegen, S., D. Keyser, F. Flores-Espino, and R. Hauser. 2014. Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind PowerPDF. NREL/TP-5000-60914. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Full list of Francisco Flores-Espino publications (NREL).