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Dominique Bain

Researcher III-Electrical Engineering


As a member of the Grid Systems group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center, Dominique is interested in the interaction between hydro systems and the electricity system, as well as the implications of climate change and increasing renewable energy on the electricity system.

Research Interests

Hydropower use and hydropower optimization

Rate design

Integration of renewable energy resources


Ph.D., Engineering Sustainable Systems, Northern Arizona University

M.S., Environmental Sciences and Policy, Northern Arizona University

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Professional Experience

Business Analyst in Resource Planning, Arizona Public Service (20162018)

Featured Work

Bain, D.M.; Acker, T.L. Hydropower Impacts on Electrical System Production Costs in the Southwest United States. Energies 2018, 11, 368.

David Hurlbut, Scott Haase, Clayton Barrows, Lori Bird, Greg Brinkman, Jeff Cook, Megan Day, Victor Diakov, Elaine Hale, David Keyser, Anthony Lopez, Trieu Mai, Joyce McLaren, Emerson Reiter, Brady Stoll, Tian Tian, Harvey Cutler, Dominique Bain, Tom Acker. 2016. Navajo Generating Station and Federal Resource Planning; Volume 1: Sectoral, Technical, and Economic Trends. NREL/TP-6A20-66506. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Golden, CO.

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