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Pieter Gagnon

Engineering Analyst of Energy Policy and Technoeconomics

Pieter.Gagnon@nrel.gov | 303-275-4910

Pieter Gagnon is a member of the Systems Modeling team within the Systems Modeling & Geospatial Data Science 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 distributed energy technologies, and what drives adoption of these technologies. Improving our understanding of how retail electricity tariffs may evolve, as the bulk power system changes.

Education

M.S in mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2015
B.A. in mechanical engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (20122015)

Featured Publications

Gagnon, Pieter, Ben Sigrin, and Mike Gleason. 2017. The Impacts of Changes to Nevada's Net Metering Policy on the Financial Performance and Adoption of Distributed Photovoltaics. No. NREL/TP-6A20-66765. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Gagnon, Pieter, Robert Margolis, Jennifer Melius, Caleb Phillips, and Ryan Elmore. 2016. Rooftop solar photovoltaic technical potential in the United States: A detailed assessment. No. NREL/TP-6A20-65298. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Cox, Sadie, Pieter Gagnon, Sherry Stout, Owen Zinaman, Andrea Watson, and Eliza Hotchkiss. 2016. Distributed Generation to Support Development–Focused Climate Action. No. NREL/PR-6A20-66597. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Gagnon, Pieter, and Ben Sigrin. 2016. Distributed PV Adoption–Sensitivity to Market Factors. No. NREL/PR-6A20-65984. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

O'Shaughnessy, Eric, Jenny Heeter, David Keyser, Pieter Gagnon, and Alexandra Aznar. 2016. Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach. No. NREL/TP-6A20-67101. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Gagnon, Pieter, and Ben Sigrin. 2015. Distributed PV Adoption in Maine through 2021. No. NREL/PR-6A20-66204. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Full list of Pieter Gagnon publications (NREL).