Luke Lavin is a researcher in the Grid Operations Planning Group within NREL’s Grid Planning and Analysis Center. In his role, he is primarily interested in how electricity market design and pricing affects adoption and operation of electric generating, storage, and other resources. Luke uses Python/Pyomo, R, Julia/JuMP, and his analytical skills to contribute to NREL’s suite of models for investigating questions in these research areas and communicates findings and challenges.
Energy storage resources
Retail rate design
Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., Physics and Anthropology, Amherst College
Postdoctoral Researcher, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (2021–2021)
Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016–2017)
Associate, Energy + Environmental Economics (2014–2016)
The Importance of Peak Pricing in Realizing System Benefits from Distributed Storage, Energy Policy (2021)
Market Power Challenges and Solutions for Electric Storage Resources, CMU CEIC Working Paper 21 (2021)
Dynamic Operating Reserve Requirements Improves Scarcity Pricing in PJM, Energy Policy (2020)
Resource Adequacy Implications of Temperature-Dependent Electric Generator Availability, Applied Energy (2020)
Estimating the Value of Offshore Wind Along the United States’ Eastern Coast, Environmental Research Letters (2018)
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Awards and Honors
Herbert L. Toor Award (2019)