Puerto Rico 100 - The US National Labs study on charting Puerto Rico´s Technical Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Wed
Nate Blair manages the Distributed Systems and Storage Analysis group within the Accelerated Deployment and Decision Support center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Nate has 30 years of experience in energy systems modeling and energy analysis. Nate has a B.A. Physics (1992) before a M.S.M.E. (1993) and an MBA (2002) from the UW-Madison.
His 20 years at NREL include roles developing the System Advisor Model (SAM) and PVWatts – both well-known system modeling tools - as well as the ReEDS electric grid planning model. He currently manages a growing capability around distribution technology and storage analysis. Recently, he worked on assignment at the World Bank from 2015-2016 providing technical support on renewables and specifically variable renewable grid integration. He recently led the NREL Storage Futures Study and is currently the technical lead for the Puerto Rico 100 project.