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Ted Kwasnik

Researcher – Energy Modeling & Analysis

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Ted Kwasnik joined NREL through a multidisciplinary effort exploring the potential for human-centered design to improve urban mobility. He is now a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center and his research continues to focus on the application of emerging technologies towards innovative clean energy solutions. Ted has lead the technical development of a pilot peer-to-peer energy trading system, and collaborates across the lab to architect and develop models and tools that forecast and optimize the implementation of distributed solar PV, storage and wind resources.

Areas of Expertise

Scientific Programming, High Performance Computing, Full Stack Web Development

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Analysis and Cartography

Research Interests

Wind and Solar Resource Modeling

Distributed Energy Resource Forecasting & Optimization


M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy focus), Stanford University
B.A., Environmental Studies and Geography, Middlebury College

Prior Work Experience

GIS Specialist (contractor), U.S. Forest Service, Salt Lake City, UT

Project Engineer, Coler & Colantonio, Inc., Norwell, MA

GIS Intern, Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston, MA

Featured Work

Kwasnik, Ted, Benjamin Sigrin, and David Bielen. 2019. Quantifying Resolution Implications for Agent-based Distributed Energy Resource Customer Adoption Models. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-72267.

Cutler, Dylan, Ted Kwasnik, Sivasathya Balamurugan, Sam Booth, Bethany Sparn, and Karen Hsu. 2018. “A Demonstration of Blockchain-based Energy Transactions between Laboratory Test Homes.” ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Pacific Grove, CA).

Sigrin, Ben, Ted Kwasnik, Paul Spitsen, Meera Fickling, Kevin Jarzomski, and Erin Boedecker. 2018. Market and Modeling Uncertainty in Distributed Solar Deployment Projections: A Multi-Model Comparison. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-70902

Kwasnik, Ted, Steve Isley, Scott P. Carmichael, Joshua B. Sperling, and Doug Arent. 2017. The Trip Itinerary Optimization Platform: A Framework for Personalized Travel Information. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/ TP-6A80-67241

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