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Kevin McCabe

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

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Kevin McCabe is a member of the Distributed Systems and Storage Group in the Integrated Applications Center at NREL. Kevin has expertise in adoption of distributed energy resources, geothermal direct use and distributed geothermal applications, and programming and model development. He supports NREL's open-source Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model. 

Research Interests

Energy forecasting and modeling

Consumer adoption of distributed energy resources

New technologies for geothermal industry


M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Professional Experience

Geothermal Analyst Intern, NREL, Golden, CO (2016)

Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2013-2015)

Stress Analysis Intern (Piping), URS Corporation, Denver, CO (2012, 2013)

Associations and Memberships

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Geothermal Resources Council

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Featured Work

Technoeconomic Design of a Geothermal-Enabled Cold Climate Zero Energy Community, Journal of Energy Resources Technology (2021)

California Time-of-Use Transition: Effects on Distributed Wind and Solar Economic Potential, NREL Technical Report (2019)

GEOPHIRES v2.0: Updated Geothermal Techno-Economic Simulation Tool, Geothermal Energy (2019)

GeoRePORT Protocol Volume III: Technical Assessment Tool, NREL Technical Report (2019)

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