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Jaquelin Cochran

Group Manager III-Decision Support Analysis

Jaquelin.Cochran@nrel.gov | 303-275-3766

Jaquelin Cochran is the group manager for the Market & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Grid integration of renewable energy, demand response
Natural gas and renewable energy
International energy efficiency
Energy and development

Research Interests

Policy and market analyses in support of grid integration
Low emissions development strategies

Education

Ph.D. in energy and resources group, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
M.A. in energy and resources group, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
B.A. in public policy/physics, Pomona College, 1995

Prior Work Experience

Assistant Professor, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2007–2009)
Graduate Student Instructor and Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (1995–1996)
Peace Corps Volunteer, Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Krakow Poland (19971999)
Energy Analyst, R.J. Rudden Associates, Annapolis, Maryland (19961997)

Featured Publications

Palchak, D., Cochran, J. et al. 2017. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL TP-6A20-68530.

Cochran, J., P. Denholm, B. Speer, and M. Miller. 2015. Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62607.

Cochran, J., M. Miller, O. Zinaman, M. Milligan, D. Arent, B. Palmintier, M. O'Malley, S. Mueller, E. Lannoye, A. Tuohy, B. Kujala, M. Sommer, H. Holttinen, J. Kiviluoma, and S.K. Soonee. 2014. Flexibility in 21st Century Power SystemsPDF. Golden, CO: 21st Century Power Partnership. NREL/TP-6A20-61721.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D. Arent. "Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International ExperiencePDF." ICER Chronicle 2 (July 2014).

Bird, L., J. Cochran, and X. Wang. 2014. Wind and Solar Energy Curtailment: Experience and Practices in the United StatesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60983.

Hummon, M., J. Cochran, A. Weekley, A. Lopez, J. Zhang, B. Stoltenberg, B. Parsons, P. Batra, B. Mehta, and D. Patel. 2014. Variability of Photovoltaic Power in the State of Gujarat Using High Resolution Solar DataPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-7A40-60991.

Cochran, J., O. Zinaman, J. Logan, and D. Arent. 2014. Exploring the Potential Business Case for Synergies Between Natural Gas and Renewable EnergyPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-60052.

Cochran, J., T. Mai, and M. Bazilian. "Meta-Analysis of High-Penetration Renewable Energy Scenarios." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 29 (January 2014): 246-53. NREL/JA-6A20-58764. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.089.

Cochran, J., D. Lew, and N. Kumar. 2013. Flexible Coal: Evolution from Baseload to Peaking PlantPDF (Brochure). Golden, CO: 21st Century Power Partnership. NREL/BR-6A20-60575.

Cochran, J., M. Miller, M. Milligan, et al. 2013. Market Evolution: Wholesale Electricity Market Design for 21st Century Power SystemsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-57477.

Miller, M., L. Bird, J. Cochran, et al. 2013. "RES-E-NEXT: Next Generation of RES-E Policy InstrumentsPDF." Study commissioned by International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD). NREL/TP-6A20-58882.

Cochran, J., L. Bird, J. Heeter, and D.A. Arent. 2012. Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International ExperiencePDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53732.

Cochran, J. 2012. Policies and Programs to Integrate High Penetrations of Variable Renewable EnergyPDF (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-54970.

Cochran, J., R. Benioff, H. de Coninck, and L. Wuertenberger. 2010. An Exploration of Options for Operational Modalities of Climate Technology Centres and NetworksPDF. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme.

Cochran, J., et al. "Building Sector Energy Efficiency." Paper presented at Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, London, United Kingdom, October 2009.

Full list of Jaquelin Cochran publications (NREL).