Nicholas Grue


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Personal Profile

Nick Grue is a researcher focusing on spatial, temporal, and economic analysis related to solar and wind energy development. In a technical capacity, he develops models and analysis pipelines that combine resource assessments, technical potential analysis, and supply curve modeling. He leads projects conducting state- and national-scale assessments of solar and wind energy technologies that factor in physical, technical, and economic barriers to renewable energy development. 

Research Interests

Rapid, web-based renewable resource analysis

International renewable energy and geospatial analysis capacity building

Programmatic analysis development and optimization

Contributing to open-source data analysis products

Climate change and grid resilience

Shaping vision for future geospatial endeavors

Professional Experience

Physical science technician, U.S. Geological Survey (2011–2012)

Security officer, Guardsmark (2009–2010)

Sergeant, LAV-25 Commander, United States Marine Corps (2004–2008)

Education/Academic Qualification

Certificate, Associate in Project Management, Project Management Institute

Master, Global Energy Management, University of Colorado Denver

Bachelor, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Colorado Denver

Certificate, Geographic Information Science, University of Colorado Denver


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