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Paul Schwabe

Project Manager IV-Research

Paul.Schwabe@nrel.gov | 303-384-7468

Paul Schwabe is the Financial Analysis Team Lead in the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Electricity market financial analysis
Natural gas volume and revenue forecasting
Energy efficiency and conservation, including electric and natural gas rate decoupling

Research Interests

Market penetration and financial incentives
Statistical modeling and data analysis

Education

M.S. in applied economics and finance, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2002
B.A. in economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2001

Prior Work Experience

Senior Analyst, Consolidated Edison Inc., Volume and Revenue Forecasting New York, NY (20072008)
Senior Associate, Quantum Consulting (Acquired by Itron 2006), Energy Efficiency Consulting Firm. Oakland, CA (20052006)
Economic Research Associate II, Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Research Department. San Francisco, CA (20022005)

Featured Publications

Speer, B., R. Economy, T. Lowder, P. Schwabe, and S. Regenthal. 2014. Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International ApplicationsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61477.

Kreycik, C., L. Bird, P. Schwabe, and K. Cory. 2012. Impact of Financial Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy.PDF Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53086.

Schwabe, P., M. Mendelsohn, F. Mormann, and D.J. Arent, 2012. Mobilizing Public Markets to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Insights from Expert StakeholdersPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-55021.

Schwabe, P., S. Lensink, and M. Hand. 2011. IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final ReportPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-48155.

Cory, K. and P. Schwabe. 2009. Wind Levelized Cost of Energy: A Comparison of Technical and Financing Input VariablesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46671.

Schwabe, P., K. Cory, and J. Newcomb. 2009. Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal LegislationPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-44930.

Full list of Paul Schwabe publications (NREL).