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Francisco Flores-Espino

Energy Analyst, Markets and Policy

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Francisco Flores-Espino is a member of the Distribution Edge Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Electric power market analysis

State and federal energy policy and regulation

Project-level financial analysis and modeling

Research Interests

Economic impacts of renewable energy deployment

Policy influence on energy markets


M.S. in Energy and Management, University of Colorado Denver (2013)

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) (1999)

Prior Work Experience

Graduate Research Partner, NREL (2013)

Renewable Energy Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office (2009–2012)

Project Manager, International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (20082009)

Featured Publications

Compensation for Distributed Solar: A Survey of Options to Preserve Stakeholder ValuePDF, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2015)

Quantifying the Level of Cross-State Renewable Energy TransactionsPDF, Clean Energy States Alliance (2015)

Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts in the United States: Four Regional Scenarios, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United StatesPDF, IAEE International Conference (2014)

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico RegionPDF, Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind (2014)

Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio StandardsPDF, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Economic Impacts from Indiana's First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Power, NREL Technical Report (2014)

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