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Bethany Frew

Group Manager II-Model Engineering


Bethany Frew is the Group Manager of the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Energy systems modeling and analysis

Linear programming

Research Interests

Determination of system needs for integrating high penetrations of renewable energy, including demand- and supply-side mechanisms

Large-scale optimization of highly renewable energy systems


Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2014)

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2008)

B.S. in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University (2007)

Prior Work Experience

Research/Teaching Assistant, Stanford University (20072014)

Research Intern, Battelle Memorial Institute (20062007)

Research Assistant, The Ohio State University (20042005)

Featured Publications

Capacity Value Assessments of Wind Power, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment (2017)

Impact of Market Behavior, Fleet Composition, and Ancillary Services on Revenue Sufficiency, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Revenue Sufficiency and Reliability in a Zero Marginal Cost Future, NREL Conference Paper (2016)

Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Deployment Scenarios of the Western United States: Implications for Solar Energy Zones in Nevada, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Wholesale Electricity Market Design with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation: Revenue Sufficiency and Long-Term Reliability, Electricity Journal (2016)

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