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Pieter Gagnon

Engineering Analyst of Energy Policy and Technoeconomics

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Pieter Gagnon is a member of the Economics and Forecasting Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Technoeconomics analysis of distributed energy systems

Forecasting the adoption of distributed energy technologies

Retail electricity tariff design

Technical, economic, and market potential estimates

Research Interests

Investigating the financial performance of and motivation for adoption of distributed energy technologies

Improving understanding of how retail electricity tariffs may evolve as the bulk power system changes


M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (2015)

B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (2013)

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota (20122015)

Featured Publications

The Impacts of Changes to Nevada's Net Metering Policy on the Financial Performance and Adoption of Distributed Photovoltaics, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Rooftop solar photovoltaic technical potential in the United States: A detailed assessment, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Distributed Generation to Support Development–Focused Climate Action, NREL Presentation (2016)

Distributed PV Adoption–Sensitivity to Market Factors, NREL Presentation (2016)

Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Distributed PV Adoption in Maine through 2021, NREL Presentation (2015)

View all NREL Publications for Pieter Gagnon.