Pieter Gagnon is a member of the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. He leads the Cambium project, which produces an annual data set of forward-looking emissions, cost, and operational metrics for the U.S. electric sector over a range of possible futures.

Research Interests

Metrics for electric sector planning

Electric sector economics

Retail electricity tariff design


M.B.A., University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

B.A., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Featured Work

Planning for the Evolution of the Electric Grid with a Long-run Marginal Emission Rate, iScience (2022)

Long-run Marginal Emission Rates for Electricity – Workbooks for 2021 Cambium Data, NREL Data Product (2022)

Cambium Documentation: Version 2021, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Cambium 2021, NREL Data Product (2021)

Envisioning a Low-Cost Solar Future: Exploring the Potential Impact of Achieving the SunShot 2030 Targets for Photovoltaics, Energy (2018)

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States: A Detailed Assessment, NREL Technical Report (2016)