Bethany Speer

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Personal Profile

Bethany Speer is the group manager for Project Development & Finance in the Accelerated Deployment and Decision Support Center at NREL. The mission of the group is to inform the direction of future technology and policy research at NREL by helping clients meet ambitious energy goals in today’s marketplace. The group partners with domestic and international government agencies, utilities, and private sector decision makers to develop resilient energy strategies, conduct techno-economic analyses, and identify effective project development pathways. The group provides analytical support, business case assessment, and market intelligence on energy efficiency, resiliency, and renewable energy options to inform client decision making. 

Research Interests

Corporate renewable energy procurement

Enabling environments for clean energy investment mobilization

National and subnational net-zero investment strategies

Capacity building to scale decarbonizing project pipelines

Innovative de-risking mechanisms for variable renewable energy

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration, University of Denver

Bachelor, International Studies and Music, University of Denver

Certificate, Deploying and Financing Clean Energy, Yale University


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