20122024

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Bill Becker is part of the Modeling and Analysis Group in the Integrated Applications Center. His focus is techno-economic analysis of renewable energy integrated with energy storage at buildings and microgrids. His work includes using and developing the REopt tool to perform these evaluations. Becker has experience developing thermal energy storage and high-temperature fuel cell technologies, including the design, build, and testing of pilot plant systems. He has developed energy storage dispatch models for wholesale electricity markets, and he has a broad understanding of power plant and energy storage valuation in deregulated markets. 

Research Interests

Energy storage integration and techno-economics

Least-cost, high-reliability strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of the electric grid

Use of new software tools for data analysis and optimization

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Bachelor, Applied Physics, SUNY Geneseo

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