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Jessica Katz

Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering

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Jessica Katz is a member of the Grid Systems Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Jessica joined NREL in 2009. Her primary focus is on coordinating and implementing projects that provide technical assistance to developing countries as they transition to cleaner, more advanced energy systems. In this role, she has developed tools and trainings related to clean energy topics, such as renewable energy resource assessment and the integration of significant levels of variable renewable energy to the grid. She currently coordinates NREL’s support to the United States Agency for International Development Clean Power Asia program and Greening the Grid initiative.

Research Interests

Integration of variable renewable energy to the power system
Application of renewable energy resource data and geospatial mapping to inform clean energy planning
Development and implementation of low emission development strategies
Greenhouse gas accounting and mitigation


B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Prior Work Experience

Research Analyst, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2006–2008)

Featured Publications

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy to the Grid: Key Issues, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Generation: Aligning Targets and Incentives with Grid Integration Considerations, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Grid Integration Studies: Data Requirements, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Renewable Electricity Grid Integration Roadmap for Mexico: Supplement to the IEA Expert Group Report on Recommended Practices for Wind Integration Studies, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Advancing Development and Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Vietnam's Wind Sector, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Assessing Development Impacts Associated with Low Emission Development Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Efforts in Kenya and Montenegro, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Cacao Intensification in Sulawesi: A Green Prosperity Model Project, NREL Technical Report (2014)

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