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James McCall

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering

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James is a member of the Resources and Sustainability Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His interests include techno-economic analyses for various renewable technologies, economic and employment impacts, and systems analysis associated with the energy-water-food-nexus. Prior work experience was as a researcher at a utility law think tank at ASU and a project manager/facilities engineer for an upstream oil and gas producer

Research Interests

Energy Water Nexus

Techno-economic Analysis

Economic and Employment Impacts Analysis


P.S.M., Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization, Arizona State University

B.S., Engineering, Mechanical Specialty, Colorado School of Mines

Prior Work Experience

Intern, Energy Policy Innovation Council, Tempe, AZ (2014)

Facilities Engineer, Aera Energy LLC, Bakersfield, CA (2009–2013)

Featured Work

Electricity Generation Baseline Report, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Native Vegetation Performance under a Solar PV Array at the National Wind Technology Center, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Water-Related Power Plant Curtailments: An Overview of Incidents and Contributing Factors, NREL Technical Report (2016)

2016 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Awards and Honors

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Award, H2@Scale (2018)