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Dale Jenne

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering | 303-384-7248

Scott Jenne is a member of the Techno Economic Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Techno-Economic Analysis
Mechanical design
3D modeling/CAD
Finite element analysis (FEA)
Wave energy conversion
Thermal power cycle analysis

Research Interests

Cost reduction pathways for MHK systems
Direct Desalination using MHK technologies
Wave Energy Power-Take-Off design
Non-Electric Market opportunities for MHK
Additive manufacturing and Design for Additive Manufacturing


M.S in systems engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011
B.S in multidisciplinary engineering (mechanical speciality), Arizona State University, 2009

Prior Work Experience

Thermochemical Conversion RPP, NREL National Bioenergy Center, Golden, CO

Featured Publications

Diana Bull, D. Scott Jenne, Christopher Smith, Andrea Copping, Guild Copeland. Levelized Cost of Energy for a Backward Bent Duct Buoy. International Journal of Marine Energy; 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijome.2016.07.002

Jenne, D.S., Y.H. Yu, and V. Neary. 2015. Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis of Marine and Hydrokinetic Reference Models: Preprint. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-5000-64013.

Yu, Y.H., D.S. Jenne, R. Thresher, A. Copping, S. Geerlofs, L.A. Hanna. 2015. Reference Model 5 (RM5): Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-62861.

Bull, D., C. Smith, D.S. Jenne, P. Jacob, A. Copping, S. Willits, A. Fontaine, D. Brefort, G. Copeland, M. Gordon, R. Jepsen. 2014. Reference Model 6 (RM6): Oscillating Wave Energy Converter. SAND2011-18311. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. (US).

Jenne, D.S. 2014. Electronic Submersible Pump (ESP) Technology and Limitations with Respect to Geothermal Systems (Fact Sheet). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/FF-6A20-62355.

Full list of Scott Jenne publications (NREL).