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Jenny Heeter

Researcher V-Market Research Analysis


Jenny Heeter is a member of the Markets & Policy Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Market analysis
Policy analysis
Utility regulation and analysis

Research Interests

Voluntary green power market
Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing
Solar renewable energy certificate markets
Renewable energy and carbon accounting


M.P.A. in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008
B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2004

Prior Work Experience

Utility Analyst, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, Indianapolis, Indiana (2008–2009)
Sustainability Fellow, Office of the Mayor, Bloomington, Indiana (20062008)
Assistant Project Manager, Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (20042006)

Featured Publications

Expanding Midscale Solar: Examining the Economic Potential, Barriers, and Opportunities at Offices, Hotels, Warehouses, and Universities, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach, NREL Technical Report (2016)

A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Quantifying the Level of Cross-State Renewable Energy Transactions, NREL Technical Presentation (2015)

Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2013 Data), NREL Technical Report (2014)

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

Innovations in Voluntary Renewable Energy Procurement: Methods for Expanding Access and Lowering Cost for Communities, Governments, and Businesses (Technical Report), NREL Technical Report (2012)

Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience, NREL Technical Report (2012)

The Role of Renewable Energy Certificates in Developing New Renewable Energy Projects, NREL Technical Report (2011)

View all NREL publications for Jenny Heeter (previously Sumner).