Paul Denholm

Principal Energy Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Paul Denholm a Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His research interests include examining the technical, economic, and environmental benefits and impacts of large-scale deployment of renewable electricity generation. A significant focus of his work is identifying the value of energy storage, and its role in enabling large-scale deployment of renewable energy. This includes modeling electric power systems using grid simulation tools with detailed representation of technologies including compressed air, pumped hydro, long duration batteries and thermal storage. He has co-authored over 100 articles with more than 20 focused on the value of varying energy storage technologies. He holds a B.S. in physics from James Madison University, an M.S. in instrumentation physics from the University of Utah, and Ph.D. in environmental studies and energy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.