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Yinong Sun

Energy Systems Modeler and Analyst


Yinong Sun is a member of the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Energy system modeling and data analysis
Climate-energy-water interaction modeling

Research Interests

Electricity sector capacity expansion modeling
Renewable energy integration
Impacts of climate change on energy system evolution
Energy policy analysis


M.E.M., Energy Analysis, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
B.S., Physics, Peking University
B.A., Art History, Peking University

Prior Work Experience

Research Assistant, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT (2014–2016)
Research Intern, World Resources Institute, Beijing, China (2015)
Research Assistant, Peking University, Beijing, China (2012–2014)

Featured Work

8760-Based Method for Representing Variable Generation Capacity Value in Capacity Expansion Models: Preprint, International Energy Workshop (2017) 

The Effect of CO2 Mitigation on U.S. Electric Sector Climate Impacts: Preprint, International Energy Workshop (2017)

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