Will Frazier is a member of the Economics and Forecasting Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center.
He is part of the team that manages and operates the ReEDS (Regional Energy Development System) model, NREL’s primary tool for modeling long-term changes of large-scale electricity grids. Will’s work primarily focuses on representing resource adequacy of variable generators and storage systems.
In his spare time Will enjoys rock climbing and chess.
Areas of Expertise
Mathematical programming in Python
Long- and near-term modeling of the U.S. electricity grid
Grid integration of variable renewable energy and storage
The future role of distributed energy resources in providing grid flexibility
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.S. in Physics, 2016, University of Nevada Reno
Prior Work Experience
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder (2016–2018)
Cole,W., W. Frazier, P. Donohoo-Vallet, T. Mai, P. Das. 2018. 2018 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/TP-6A20-71913.
Cole, W., W. Frazier. 2018. Impacts of Increasing Penetration of Renewable Energy on the Operation of the Power Sector. The Electricity Journal. December 2018.
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