Senior Managing Consultant
John Stevens

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John Stevens

Dr. John Stevens works in E3’s planning group to anticipate how generation resources and electricity markets will change as the grid evolves and more renewables come online.

John believes that a clean, reliable energy future is technically feasible, and that allocating capital efficiently will be key to realizing it. His past and current E3 projects include developing models to derive ancillary services needs using machine learning, analyzing market opportunities for energy storage and for green hydrogen, and developing utility strategies to align business models with emerging clean energy policies.

John likes working with highly capable and motivated colleagues from whom he learns something new every day. Before joining E3, he was a project manager in U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

In his free time, John enjoys traveling, bicycling, cooking and spending time outdoors. He has visited 27 countries on five continents.

Education: PhD and MS, mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley; BS, mechanical engineering, Tufts University

Projects

WRI United States Decarbonization Scenarios | World Resources Institute, 2021

E3 worked with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop four scenarios of increasing ambition to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all sectors of the United States economy using E3’s US PATHWAYS and RESOLVE models. E3 collaborated with WRI to develop robust scenario definitions, collect publicly available data and assumptions, and create interactive spreadsheet results. The goal of the study was to understand the effect of high-impact federal policies on achieving 50% emissions reduction by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. The analysis demonstrates the importance of key near-term building blocks, including: 1) aligning economics for customers and companies to adopt clean energy technologies; 2) aligning policy and institutions to remove barriers to technology deployment; 3) increasing consumer awareness and education to unlock higher levels of adoption; and 4) creating a transition plan for fossil fuel jobs to ensure a smooth transition.

Read the detailed project description.

Investigating the Economic Value of Flexible Solar Plants

Solar power has grown rapidly around the world, driven by steep cost reductions and increasing interest in carbon-free energy. In 2017, solar power was the second-largest source of new U.S. electric generating capacity, and in each of the last five years it has accounted for more than a quarter of all U.S. capacity additions. Significant strides have […]

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