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Sherry Stout

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering


Sherry is an engineer in the Integrated Applications Center at NREL. Sherry’s work primarily focuses on resilience and includes grid integration of distributed renewable generation, energy/water nexus issues, and interconnection processes. Sherry has built and/or led multiple technical assistance programs and projects at NREL to serve a diverse group of stakeholders ranging from American Indian Tribe and Alaska Native Villages, to international governments and federal agencies. She is keenly interested in finding ways to better enable partner governments and stakeholders to achieve their energy goals through delivery of technical expertise.

Research Interests

Energy Resilience in Rural and Remote Communities

Microgrid Development for Resilience and Power in Rural and Remote Communities

Water, Energy, Food Nexus Planning and Analysis

Grid Integration of Distributed Generation Renewable Energy Systems

Energy for Economic Development


M.S., Environmental and Sustainability Engineering, University of Colorado-Denver

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University

Featured Work

Distributed Generation to Support Development-Focused Climate Action, EC-LEDS (Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies), NREL Technical Report (2016)

Jamaica National Net-Billing Pilot Program Evaluation, NREL Technical Paper (2015)

Understanding the Impacts of Local Policies on Distributed Photovoltaic Market Development, ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology (2014)

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