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Sadie Cox

Laboratory Program Manager I-Partnership Development


Sadie Cox is the senior international partnership development manager in NREL’s Strategic Partnerships Office. Through this role, Sadie helps to maximize NREL’s impact around the world by strengthening and expanding the lab’s diverse set of existing and potential partners as well as helping lead and conceptualize international program design.

Prior to this role, Sadie managed several large-scale international programs focused on global clean energy transformation – the LEDS Global Partnership (now the Global Climate Action Partnership), the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium, Net Zero World, and the USAID-NREL Partnership.

Sadie’s areas of expertise and interest include multi-partner clean energy program design, gender equality in the power sector, renewable energy policy and strategy design and good practices, data-driven decision-making frameworks, and multi-criteria impact assessment for clean energy and climate actions.


M.A., Global finance, trade, and economic integration, University of Denver

B.A., Economics and international affairs, University of Colorado Boulder

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2008)

Graduate Assistant, Josef Korbel School of International Studies - University of Denver (2007–2009)

Featured Work

Integration of Large-Scale Renewable Energy in the Bulk Power System: Good Practices from International Experiences, NREL Technical Report (2020)

Hybrid Floating Solar Photovoltaics-Hydropower Systems: Benefits and Global Assessment of Technical Potential, Renewable Energy (2020)

Power Sector Transformation Pathways, NREL Technical Report (2020)

Renewable Energy Data, Analysis, and Decisions: A Guide for Practitioners, NREL Technical Report (2018)

Bridging Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation in the Electricity Sector Through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Distributed Generation to Support Development-Focused Climate Action, NREL Technical Report (2016)