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Kevin McCabe

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

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Kevin McCabe is a member of the Distributed Systems and Storage Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) adoption (e.g., distributed photovoltaics, distributed wind)
Geothermal direct use and distributed geothermal applications (e.g., geothermal heat pumps)
Programming and model development

Research Interests

Energy forecasting and modeling
Consumer adoption of DERs
New technologies for geothermal industry

Education

M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (2015)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (2013)

Prior Work Experience

Geothermal Analyst Intern, NREL, Golden, CO (2016)
Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2013-2015)
Stress Analysis Intern (Piping), URS Corporation, Denver, CO (2012, 2013)

Other Affiliations

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Featured Publications

Beckers, K.F., and K. McCabe. 2019. GEOPHIRES v2.0: Updated Geothermal Techno-Economic Simulation Tool Geothermal Energy 7(1), p.5.

Ramdas, A., K. McCabe, P. Das, and B. Sigrin. 2019. California Time-of-Use (TOU) Transition: Effects on Distributed Wind and Solar Economic Potential.  NREL/TP-6A20-73147. Golden, CO. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Beckers, K.F., and K. McCabe. 2018. Introducing GEOPHIRES v2.0: Updated Geothermal Techno-Economic Simulation Tool.   Proceedings: 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

McCabe, K., B. Sigrin, E. Lantz, and M. Mooney. 2018.  Assessment of the Economic Potential of Distributed Wind in Colorado, Minnesota, and New York.  NREL/TP-6A20-70547. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Das, P., K. McCabe, and P. Gagnon. 2017. Projections of Behind-the-Meter Photovoltaic Adoption in Northwestern Energy’s Montana Service Territory Through 2050.   NREL/PR-6A20-70696. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Gleason, M., K. McCabe, M. Mooney, B. Sigrin, and X. Liu. 2017. The Distributed Geothermal Market Demand Model (dGeo): Documentation.  NREL/TP-6A20-67388. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

McCabe, K., T. Reber, M. Gleason, and K.R. Young. 2016. Characterizing U.S. Heat Demand for Potential Application of Geothermal Direct Use.  Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 40.

Mullane, M., M. Gleason, K. McCabe, M. Mooney, T. Reber, and K.R. Young. 2016. An Estimate of Shallow, Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States.  Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 40.

McCabe, K., and R.N. Horne. 2015. Estimating Permeability Anisotropy From Downhole Distributed Temperature Measurements.  In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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