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Taylor Curtis

Legal and Regulatory Analyst | 303-275-4481

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

Areas of Expertise

Environmental laws, policy, and regulation
Energy and transmission laws, policy, and regulation
Distributed energy resource regulation
Legal and regulatory impacts on renewable energy development

Research Interests

Distributed energy resource and transmission development and reliability


J.D. with Energy Law Certificate, Vermont Law School
M.A., Environmental Law and Policy with Climate Change Law Certificate, Vermont Law School

Prior Work Experience

Legal Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (2015)
Regulatory Analyst, E9 Insights, Boulder, CO (2015)
Electric Grid and Community Solar Associate, Institute for Energy and the Environment, South Royalton, VT (2013–2015)
Law Clerk, Conservation Law Foundation, Montpelier, VT (2014)
Law Clerk, The Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (2014)

Featured Publication

Curtis, Taylor L., Aaron Levine, Kurt Johnson.2017. State Models to Incentivize and Streamline Small Hydropower Development. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-70098.

Levine, Aaron. Taylor L. Curtis, Borna Kazerooni. 2017. Regulatory Approaches for Adding Capacity to Existing Hydropower Facilities. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory: NREL/TP-6A20-70121.

Kevin B. Jones, Curtis, Taylor L., Matt Roche, Dan Sauer. 2016. Distributed Utility: Conflicts and Opportunities Between the Incumbent Utilities, Suppliers, and New Entrants. F. Sioshansi (1st), Future of Utilities: Utilities of the Future. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

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