Marty Schwarz is a power systems model engineer in the Transmission Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. He primarily works with production cost and capacity expansion modeling, and is especially interested in studying developing infrastructures with aggressive renewable energy targets.

Research Interests

Renewables penetration in developing economies

Large-scale grid integration of renewable energy

Power systems transformation


B.A., Physics, Carleton College

Professional Experience

Fulbright Scholar, Brookings India (2018-2019)

Electrical Engineer, CCG Facilities Integration Inc. (2017-2018)

Engineer, Sea Education Association (2015-2017)

Educational Associate in Energy, Carleton College (2014-2015)

Featured Work

Opportunities for Hybrid Wind and Solar PV Plants in India, NREL Technical Report (2022)

Renewable Portfolio Standard Assessment for Alaska's Railbelt, NREL Technical Report (2022)

The Evolving Role of Extreme Weather Events in the U.S. Power System with High Levels of Variable Renewable EnergyNREL Technical Report (2021)

Evaluating the Grid Impact of Oregon Offshore Wind, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Preparing Distribution Utilities for the Future – Evolving Customer Consumption in Renewable Rich GridNREL Technical Report (2021)

Pathways for Tamil Nadu's Electric Power Sector: 2020 - 2030, NREL Technical Report (2021)