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Tony Jimenez

Researcher IV-Market Research Analysis

Tony.Jimenez@nrel.gov | 303-275-4849

Tony has been at NREL since 1996.  He has expertise in performance and economic modeling of wind, PV, and hybrid system projects, project pre-feasibility analysis, wind data analysis, small wind turbine certification, economic impact analysis, and project management.  Tony is currently on remote assignment in D.C. providing support to the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance in its efforts to increase the resiliency of the electrical energy infrastructure on Air Force Installations. 

Past NREL work includes leading the small wind Regional Test Center effort, analysis of the potential economic impact of large-scale renewable energy deployment, administration of the Native American Anemometer Loan Program, and renewable energy project pre-feasibility analysis on behalf of a variety of clients. 

Tony is a retired Army Reserve engineer officer.  In his two overseas deployments, he served as a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Iraq and as Director of Public Works for U.S. Army installations in Kuwait.

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University

B.S. Engineering Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Featured Publications

"The Distributed Wind Cost Taxonomy," NREL Technical Report (2017)

"Floating Offshore Wind in Oregon: Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future Scenarios,"  NREL Technical Report (2016)

"Winnebago Resource Study," NREL Technical Report (2015)

"The Wind Powering America Anemometer Loan Program: A Retrospective," NREL Technical Report (2013)

"Case Studies of Potential Facility-Scale and Utility-Scale Non-Hydro Renewable Energy Projects across Reclamation," NREL Technical Report (2013)

"Establishment of Small Wind Regional Test Centers," Conference Paper, National Solar Conference (2011)

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