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Katherine Young

Researcher V-Systems Engineering

Katherine.Young@nrel.gov | 303-384-7402

Katherine Young is a member of the Technology Systems & Impacts Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Geothermal exploration analysis
Regulatory and permitting
Resource reporting
Geothermal direct use (thermal applications)
Water rights and resources engineering
Database planning and development

Research Interests

Collection of data and use of conceptual models to further understanding of exploration best practices
Use of lean principles to streamline exploration and drilling and reduce error/risk
Research, development and use of standard reporting metrics
Resource potential and technical assistance for distributed geothermal applications

Education

Continuing Education at University of Colorado in Boulder and Denver
Groundwater modeling
Quantitative methods in water resource engineering
Water resource engineering and management
Independent study in groundwater hydrology
M.S. in geochemistry and isotope geology, 2002, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
]B.S. in geology/geological engineering, 1998, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Certificate in technical communications)

Prior Work Experience

Project Manager, Martin and Wood Water Consultants, Inc. (2003–2008)
Database Developer, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO (2003)
Geology Teacher, Swiss Semester, Zermatt, Switzerland (2002)
Teacher, CU Science Discovery, Boulder, CO (2002)
Research Assistant, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (20002002)
Computer Analyst, Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Seattle, WA, Paris, France (19992000)
Technical Writer, Rock Fracture Group, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1998)
Research Assistant, Stormwater Management Group, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (19971998)
Field Engineer, Schlumberger Dowell, Fort Smith, AK (1997)
CAD/CAM Intern, Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, WI (19951997)

Other Affiliations

Member of Geothermal Resources Council - Board Member

Featured Publications

Wall, Anna and Katherine Young. 2016. Doubling Geothermal Generation Capacity by 2020: A Strategic Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64925.

Akar, S. and K.R. Young. 2015. Assessment of New Approaches in Geothermal Exploration Decision Making (Poster). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PO-6A20-63988.

Akar, S. and K.R. Young. (2015). Reducing Subjectivity in Geothermal Exploration Decision Making (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-63762.

Akar, S. and K.R. Young. 2015. Assessment of New Approaches in Geothermal Exploration Decision Making: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-63546.

Augustine, C., K.R. Young, and A. Anderson. 2010. DOE Updated U.S. Geothermal: Supply Curve (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A2-47527.

Augustine, C., K.R. Young, and A. Anderson. 2010. Updated U.S. Geothermal Supply Curve. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A2-47458.

Young, K.R., C. Augustine, and A. Anderson. 2010. DOE 2009 Geothermal Risk Analysis: Methodology and Results (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A2-47526.

Young, K. R., C. Augustine, and A. Anderson. 2010. Report on the U.S. DOE Geothermal Technologies Program's 2009 Risk Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A2-47388.

Doris, E., C. Kreycik, and K. Young. 2009. Policy Overview and Options for Maximizing the Role of Policy in Geothermal Electricity Development. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46653.

Full list of Katherine Young publications (NREL).