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Pieter Gagnon

Senior Energy Systems Researcher


Pieter Gagnon is a member of the Economics and Forecasting Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. He leads the Cambium project, which produces an annual data set of 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

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

The Potential for Battery Energy Storage to Provide Peaking Capacity in the United States, Renewable Energy (2020)

Demand Charge Savings from Solar PV and Energy Storage, Energy Policy (2020)

Estimating the Value of Improved Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption Forecasts for Utility Resource Planning, NREL Technical Report (2018)

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

View all NREL publications for Pieter Gagnon.