Jaquelin Cochran

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Personal Profile

Jaquelin Cochran, Ph.D., is the director of the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she has worked for 13 years. Dr. Cochran’s work has focused on the evolution of the power grid with high deployment of renewable energy. She recently led the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study and a portfolio of analyses about India’s power system. Before joining NREL, Dr. Cochran was an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management with KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years with the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency (FEWE) in Krakow. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. from Pomona College. 

Research Interests

Interactions among people, advanced technologies, grid operations, markets, policy, and economy-wide decarbonization that enable a cost-effective and reliable grid 

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2007–2009)

Graduate Student Instructor and Researcher, University of California, Berkeley (1995–1996)

Peace Corps Volunteer, Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Krakow, Poland (1997–1999)

Energy Analyst, R.J. Rudden Associates, Annapolis, Maryland (1996–1997)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Public Policy/Physics, Pomona College

PhD, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley

Master, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley


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