Sean Esterly

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Personal Profile

Sean Esterly is a project manager in the Integrated Application Center's Strategy, Policy, and Implementation Group. Esterly has extensive experience leading technical assistance programs for both domestic and international stakeholders and is focused on utilizing NREL's expertise to enable governments and stakeholders to leapfrog from conventional energy sources and advance their energy goals. Esterly's areas of expertise include energy access for rural areas, including off-grid communities and islands, as well as in micro and mini-grid policies and regulations, clean energy policy and regulation, low emission development strategies, and international clean energy policy analysis. He has led projects supporting the deployment of sustainable technologies throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

Research Interests

Resilient power system planning and development

Microgrid development for rural and remote communities

Electric mobility

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Environmental Studies, Eckerd College

Master, Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver


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