Sean Ericson

Researcher II-Economic/Financial Analysis


Sean Ericson has been with NREL since 2017, first as an intern with the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis and now as a researcher with the Integrated Energy Solutions group.

Research Interests

Energy economics

Valuing reliability and resiliency

Modeling investment decisions, uncertainty


Ph.D. candidate, University of Colorado, Boulder

M.A. Resource and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines

B.A. Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. Math, University of California, Santa Cruz

Featured Work

A Flexible Framework for Modeling Customer Damage Functions for Power Outages, Energy Systems (2018)

Power Couples: The Synergy Value of Battery-generator HybridsElectricity Journal (2018)

Hybrid Storage Market Assessment, JISEA White Paper (2017)

A Comparison of Fuel Choice for Backup Generators, JISEA White Paper (2019)

Approaches for Integrating Renewable Energy Technologies in Oil and Gas Operations, JISEA White Paper (2019)

Opportunities for Battery Storage Technology in Mexico, NREL Technical Report (2018)