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Travis Williams

Researcher III-Geospatial Science

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Travis Williams is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His areas of expertise include scientific programming, spatial data analysis and modeling, and interactive data visualization.

Research Interests

Renewable energy technical potential

Climate future scenarios

Human-environment interactions

Climate risk management


M.A., Geography, University of Colorado Boulder

B.S., Geography, Florida State University

Professional Experience

Visiting Researcher, Western Water Assessment (2018–2019)

Student Programmer (contractor), U.S. Geological Survey (2018–2019)

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder (2016–2018)

Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University (2014–2016)

Featured Work

Exploring the Impact of Near-Term Innovations on the Technical Potential of Land Based Wind Energy, NREL Technical Report (2023)

Wind Energy Costs in Puerto Rico Through 2035, NREL Technical Report (2022)

National-Scale Impacts on Wind Energy Production Under Curtailment Scenarios to Minimize Bat Fatalities, Wind Energy (2022)

Land Use and Turbine Technology Influences on Wind Potential in the United States, Energy (2021)