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Philipp Beiter

Energy Markets and Policy Analyst | 303-275-4383

Philipp Beiter is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Cost modeling and economic analysis of offshore wind systems
Offshore wind technology, market, component, and innovation analysis
Electricity market design and grid integration of renewable energy technologies
Data analysis and statistical modeling
U.S. electricity market intelligence and analysis

Research Interests

Electricity markets
Offshore wind systems
Utility business models for distributed generation
Grid integration of renewable energy


M.P.A. in Energy Management and Policy, Columbia University and the London School of Economics (LSE), New York, NY, 2014
B.A. in Political Science and Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2011

Prior Work Experience

Junior Policy Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris (20112014)

Featured Publications

P. Beiter, W. Musial, L. Kilcher, M. Maness, A. Smith. 2017. An Assessment of the Economic Potential of Offshore Wind in the United States from 2015 to 2030. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-67675.

W. Musial, P. Beiter, S. Tegen, A. Smith. 2016. Potential Offshore Wind Energy Areas in California: An Assessment of Locations, Technology, and Costs. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-67414.

P. Beiter, T. Tian. 2016. 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE/GO-102016-4904.

P. Beiter, W. Cole, D. Steinberg. 2017. Modeling the Value of Integrated U.S. and Canadian Power Sector Expansion. The Electricity Journal, Volume 30, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages 47–59.

P. Beiter, W. Musial, A. Smith, L. Kilcher, R. Damiani, M. Maness, S. Sirnivas, T. Stehly, V. Gevorgian, M. Mooney, G. Scott. 2016. A Spatial-Economic Cost-Reduction Pathway Analysis for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development from 2015-2030. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-66579.

W. Musial, D. Heimiller, P. Beiter, G. Scott, C. Draxl. 2016. 2016 Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-66599.

C. Marcy, P. Beiter. 2016. Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-66522.

P. Beiter, W. Musial. 2016. Terminology Guideline for Classifying Offshore Wind Energy Resources. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65431.

I. Koske, F. Naru, P. Beiter, I. Wanner. "Regulatory management practices in OECD countries." OECD Economics Department Working Papers, no. 1296 (April 2016). doi:10.1787/5jm0qwm7825h-en

Thomas Jenkin, Philipp Beiter, and Robert Margolis. 2016. Capacity Payments in Restructured Markets under Low and High Penetration Levels of Renewable Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-65491.

P. Beiter 2015. 2014 Renewable Energy Data Book. 2015. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE/GO-102015-4724.

A. Brown, P. Beiter, D.Heimiller, C. Davidson, P. Denholm, J. Melius, A. Lopez, D. Hettinger, D. Mulcahy, and G. Porro. 2015. Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64503.

Full list of Philip Beiter publications (NREL)