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Gian Porro

Laboratory Program Manager II-Decision Support Analysis

Gian.Porro@nrel.gov | 303-384-7530

Areas of Expertise

Analytical and project management support to PAE analysis and planning activities (PAE Hub)

Research Interests

Analytical support to Geothermal Technologies Program, including assessment of the competitiveness of geothermal electricity generation
Investigation of demand and fuel price elasticities for incorporation into market penetration models

Education

M.S. in mineral economics, Colorado School of Mines
M.S./B.S. in geophysics, Stanford University

Prior Work Experience

Energy analyst , NREL, 2005–present
ConocoPhillips, 19822004, various technical, consulting, and supervisory positions in Exploration and Information Services segments of Upstream business

Other Affiliations

Member of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
Member of American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Featured Publications

Sullivan, Patrick, Wesley Cole, Nate Blair, Eric Lantz, Venkat Krishnan, Trieu Mai, David Mulcahy, and Gian Porro. 2015. Standard Scenarios Annual Report: U.S. Electric Sector Scenario ExplorationPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64072.

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 ResultsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64503.

Lantz, E., D. Steinberg, M. Mendelsohn, O. Zinaman, T. James, G. Porro, M. Hand, T. Mai, J. Logan, J. Heeter, and L. Bird. 2014. Implications of a PTC Extension on U.S. Wind DeploymentPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61663.

Steinberg, D., G. Porro, and M. Goldberg. 2012. Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the ..Section..1603 Treasury Grant ProgramPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-52739.

McVeigh, J., J. Cohen, M. Vorum, G. Porro, and G. Nix. 2007. Preliminary Technical Risk Analysis for the Geothermal Technologies ProgramPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-640-41156.

Petty, S. and G. Porro. 2007. Updated U.S. Geothermal Supply CharacterizationPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-640-41073.

Full list of Gian Porro publications (NREL).