Personal Profile

Wesley Cole is a member of the Capacity Expansion & Electricity Markets Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center, and seeks to improve understanding of how the U.S. power system might evolve over the coming decades. He has extensive experience in building and applying long-term planning models to help inform decision-making in the power sector. He actively collaborates with other modeling and analysis teams outside of NREL to advance modeling and analysis capabilities. 

Research Interests

Long-term resource planning

Power sector capacity expansion modeling

Energy storage

Professional Experience

Sabbatical, Wholesale Marketing and Supply, Grant Public Utility District (2022)

Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin


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