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Omar José Guerra Fernández is a research engineer in the Distribution Edge Group within the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. Omar is conducting research to develop a better understanding of the economics of renewable energy technologies, including energy storage, hydrogen, wind power, solar photovoltaic power, and CO₂ electrolysis technologies. 

Research Interests

Economics of long-duration and seasonal energy storage technologies

Economics of grid-integrated hydrogen production systems

Integration of wind and solar photovoltaic power sources into energy systems

Techno-economic assessment of CO₂ electrolysis

Large-scale optimization and decision-making under uncertainty

Modeling, simulation, and optimization of integrated energy systems

Coordination of electricity and natural gas grids

Professional Experience

Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (2020–Present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (2017–2020)

Junior Researcher, Colombian Petroleum Research Institute (ICP)-ECOPETROL (2010–2013)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Industrial University of Santander

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Master, Chemical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo


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