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Daniel Zimny-Schmitt

Researcher II-Decision Support Analysis


Danny Zimny-Schmitt works on a joint appointment between the Advanced Data Analytics & Tools Group in NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center and the Mobility team in the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center. His areas of expertise include electric utility rate structures, demographic and transportation analysis using US Census Bureau data, and public transportation infrastructure and mobility.

Research Interests

Transportation and mobilities

Utility rate structures for distributed generation resources


MA, Geography, University of Denver, 2018

BA, Environmental Science, University of Denver, 2016

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver (2016-2018)

Regulatory Specialist, Crescent Point Energy US Corp (2015)

Sustainability Intern, City of Chicago Office of the Mayor (2014)

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Geographers

Colorado Rail Passenger Association

Featured Work

Romero Lankao, Patricia and Wilson, Alana and Sperling, Joshua and Miller, Clark and Zimny-Schmitt, Daniel and Bettencourt, Luis and Wood, Eric and Young, Stanley and Muratori, Matteo and Arent, Doug and O’Malley, Mark and Sovacool, Benjamin K. and Brown, Marilyn A. and Southworth, Frank and Bazilian, Morgan and Gearhart, Chris and Beukes, Anni and Zünd, Daniel. 2019. Urban Electrification: Knowledge Pathway Toward an Integrated Research and Development Agenda (August 20, 2019).

Zimny-Schmitt, Daniel. 2018. An Investigation of the Performance of Urban Rail Transit Systems on the Corridor Level: A Comparative Analysis in the American West (2018).

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