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Joyce McLaren

Researcher V-Market Research Analysis

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Joyce McLaren is a member of the Markets & Policy Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Research Interests

Emerging solar-plus-storage market
Impact of regulation and policy on solar adoption
Distributed solar business models
Utility rate structures for solar
State and local technical assistance
Public acceptance and stakeholder engagement

Education

Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar, Socio-politics of energy systems CLERSE, University of Lille 1, 2008
Ph.D., Science and Technology Policy (energy and environment), University of Sussex, 2005
M.S., Community Development (energy), University of California - Davis, 1997
B.A., Anthropology/Sociology (environmental studies), Transylvania University, 1994

Other Work Experience

Energy Specialist, Research and Development Office, California Energy Commission (20022003)
Energy Analyst, Research and Development and Renewables Offices, California Energy Commission (19951999)

Featured Publications

Barbose, Galen, John Miller, Ben Sigrin, Emerson Reiter, Karlynn Cory, Joyce McLaren, Joachim Seel, Andrew Mills, Nam Darghouth, and Andrew Satchwell. 2016. On the Path to SunShot: Utility Regulatory and Business Model Reforms for Addressing the Financial Impacts of Distributed Solar on UtilitiesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65670.

McLaren, Joyce, John Miller, Eric O'Shaughnessy, Eric Wood, and Evan Shapiro. 2016. Emissions Associated with Electric Vehicle Charging: Impact of Electricity Generation Mix, Charging Infrastructure Availability, and Vehicle TypePDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64852.

McLaren, Joyce. 2015. Reaching 100% Renewable Energy, City of Aspen and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory develop and implement a strategy to cost-effectively reach a groundbreaking goalPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-62490.

McLaren Joyce., Carolyn Davidson, John Miller, and Lori Bird. 2015. "Impact of Rate Design Alternatives on Residential Solar Customer Bills: Increased Fixed Charges, Minimum Bills and Demand-Based Rates." The Electricity Journal 28, no. 8.

Bird, Lori, Carolyn Davidson, Joyce McLaren, and John Miller. 2015. Impact of Rate Design Alternatives on Residential Solar Customer Bills: Increased Fixed Charges, Minimum Bills and Demand-based RatesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64850.

Sterling, John, Ted Davidovich, Karlynn Cory, Alexandra Aznar, and Joyce McLaren. 2015. Flexible Solar Utility: Preparing for Solar's Impacts to Utility Planning and OperationsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64586.

Taylor, Mike, Joyce McLaren, Karlynn Cory, Ted Davidovich, John Sterling, and Miriam Makhyoun. 2015. Value of Solar: Program Design and Implementation ConsiderationsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62361.

McLaren, Joyce. 2014. Policy and Regulatory Considerations: Distributed Solar for Electric System ResiliencyPDF. Brochure Series. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-62631.

McLaren, Joyce. 2014. Policy and Regulatory Considerations: Smart Inverter FunctionalityPDF. Brochure Series. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-62612.

McLaren, Joyce. 2014. Policy and Regulatory Considerations: Community Shared SolarPDF. Brochure Series. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-62367.

McLaren, Joyce. 2014. Policy and Regulatory Considerations: Distributed Solar for Electric Vehicle ChargingPDF. Brochure Series. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-62366.

Bird, Lori, Joyce McLaren, J. Heeter, C. Linvill, J. Shenot, R. Sedano, and J. Migden-Ostrander. 2013. Regulatory Considerations Associated with the Expanded Adoption of Distributed SolarPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60613.

Hurlbut, David J., Joyce McLaren, and Rachel Gelman. 2013. Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Assessment of Regional Supply and Demand Conditions Affecting the Future of Renewable Energy in the WestPDF (Executive SummaryPDF). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-57830.

Sterling, John, Joyce McLaren, Mike Taylor, and Karlynn Cory. 2013. Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource PlanningPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60047.

Heeter, Jenny, and Joyce McLaren. 2012. Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and BusinessesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-54991.

McLaren, Joyce. 2011. Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy AnalysisPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-49192.

Doris, Elizabeth, Joyce McLaren, Victoria Healey, and Stephen Hockett. 2009. State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of PolicyPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46667.

Doris, Elizabeth, Sara Busche, Stephen Hockett, and Joyce McLaren. "Role of State Policy in Renewable Energy DevelopmentPDF." Paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Francisco, California, July 2009. NREL/CP-7A2-49059.

McLaren Loring, Joyce. 2008. "The rise of environmentalism and renewable energy in France: a contribution to a regulationist theory of the environment." (unpublished research study).

Loring, Joyce McLaren. "Wind energy planning in England, Wales and Denmark: Factors influencing project success." Energy Policy 35 (April 2007): 2648-60. 

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