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Taylor Curtis

Legal and Regulatory Analyst


Taylor Curtis is a member of the Markets & Policy Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental law, policy, and regulation

Energy and transmission law, policy, and regulation

Distributed energy resource regulation

Legal and regulatory impacts on renewable energy development

Research Interests

Distributed energy resources

Transmission development and reliability


J.D. with Energy Law Certificate, Vermont Law School

M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy with Climate Change Law Certificate, Vermont Law School

Prior Work Experience

Legal Fellow, NREL (2015)

Regulatory Analyst, E9 Insights (2015)

Electric Grid and Community Solar Associate, Institute for Energy and the Environment (2013–2015)

Law Clerk, Conservation Law Foundation (2014)

Law Clerk, The Environmental Law Institute (2014)

Featured Publications

State Models to Incentivize and Streamline Small Hydropower Development, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Regulatory Approaches for Adding Capacity to Existing Hydropower Facilities, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Distributed Utility: Conflicts and Opportunities Between the Incumbent Utilities, Suppliers, and New Entrants, Future of Utilities: Utilities of the Future (2016)

Future of Baseload Renewable Energy: Efforts to Streamline Geothermal and Hydropower Permitting and Regulation, American Bar Association – Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (2016)

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