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Alexandra Aznar

Project Manager III-Research

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Alexandra is a project leader in the Integrated Decision Support group. She works on clean energy policies and provides technical assistance to local, state, and national-level policymakers to aid in decision making. Prior to joining NREL, she worked for a local planning department in Indiana on alternative transportation initiatives and at the Indiana University’s Office of Sustainability on various sustainability efforts.

Research Interests

Subnational energy, transportation and climate policies

Climate change impacts on natural resources (including energy systems and energy-water systems) and climate adaptation.

Individual and institutional decision making around energy issues.


Masters of Public Affairs, Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts in Government, Claremont McKenna College

Featured Work

Clean Energy in City Codes: A Baseline Analysis of Municipal Codification Across the United States, NREL Technical Report (2016) 

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

The Flexible Solar Utility: Preparing for Solar’s Impacts to Utility Planning and Operations. Solar Electric Power Association and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL Technical Report (2015) 

City-Level Energy Decision Making: Data Use in Energy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in U.S. Cities, NREL Technical Report (2015) 

 Informing Electricity Systems of the Future: Key Analysis Needs. The Electricity Journal, (2014)

View all NREL publications for Alexandra Aznar.