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Thomas Bowen

Researcher III-Decision Support Analysis

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Thomas Bowen is a member of the Grid Operations Planning Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at NREL. He is an expert within energy policy and market and data analysis.

Research Interests

Tariff and compensation mechanism design for distributed energy resources

Utility-scale and distributed storage

Power system transformation


M.S., Renewable Energy Engineering and Management, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

B.S., Physics, Washington and Lee University

Featured Work

Quantifying Rooftop Solar Benefits: a State-Level Value of Solar Analysis for India, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Inaugural Research Agenda, Global PST Consortium Technical Report (2021)

Grid-Scale Battery Storage: Frequently Asked Questions, NREL Technical Report (2019)

An Overview of Behind-the-Meter Solar-Plus-Storage Regulatory Design - Approaches and Case Studies to Inform International Applications, NREL Technical Report (2020)

Power Sector Transformation Pathways, NREL Technical Report (2020)

Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the Levelized Cost of Energy of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Photovoltaics, NREL Technical Report (2019)