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William Becker

Researcher III-Model Engineering

William.Becker@nrel.gov

Bill is part of the Modeling and Analysis Group in the Integrated Applications Center. His focus is techno-economic analysis of renewable energy integrated with energy storage at buildings and microgrids. His work includes using and developing the REopt tool to perform these evaluations. Bill has experience developing thermal energy storage and high-temperature fuel cell technologies, including the design, build, and testing of pilot plant systems. He has developed energy storage dispatch models for wholesale electricity markets, and he has a broad understanding of power plant and energy storage valuation in deregulated markets.

Research Interests

Energy storage integration and techno-economics

Least-cost, high-reliability strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of the electric grid

Use of new software tools for data analysis and optimization

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

B.S. Applied Physics, SUNY Geneseo

Featured Publications

Electrochemical Device for Syngas and Liquid Fuels Production. Patent No. US 9,631,284 B2, 2017-04-25

"Production of Fischer-Tropsch Liquid Fuels from High Temperature Solid Oxide Co-Electrolysis Units," Energy – The International Journal (2012)

"Design and Technoeconomic Performance Analysis of a 1 MW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Polygeneration System for Combined Production of Heat, Hydrogen, and Power," Journal of Power Sources (2012)