As an energy systems engineer in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center's Grid Operations Planning Group, Jennie Jorgenson is interested in the effect of renewable technologies on the power system. Her work focuses on energy storage, grid flexibility, and power systems with large contributions from renewable energy. She has developed novel methods for modeling a variety of modern electricity resources, such as concentrating solar power, demand response, and energy storage.

Research Interests

Understanding the implications of high shares of renewable energy on the power grid

Analyzing enabling technologies and their roles in renewable energy integration

Modeling energy systems across various geographies and temporal scales

Examining the environmental impact of power systems


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota

Professional Experience

 Energy Systems Modeling Engineer, NREL (2012–present)

Associations and Memberships

Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Member, Society of Women Engineers

Member, IEEE

Featured Work

Storage Futures Study: Key Learnings for the Coming Decades, NREL Technical Report (2022)

The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), NREL Technical Report (2022)

A Systematic Evaluation of Wind’s Capacity Credit in the Western United StatesWind Energy (2021)

Comparing Capacity Credit Calculations for Wind: A Case Study in Texas, NREL Technical Report (2021)

The IEEE Reliability Test System: A Proposed 2019 UpdateIEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2020)

Analyzing the Interaction of Wind and Storage in a Transmission Constrained SystemApplied Energy (2018)

Low Carbon Grid Study: Analysis of a 50% Emission Reduction in California, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Overgeneration from Solar Energy in California: A Field Guide to the Duck Chart, NREL Technical Report (2015)

The Value of Energy Storage for Grid Applications, NREL Technical Report (2013)

See all NREL Publications for Jennie Jorgenson.