Managing Consultant
Jun Zhang

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Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang joined E3’s distributed energy resources group in 2018. His work focuses on the cost-effectiveness and adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) and building electrification. He has also assisted several asset valuation clients to estimate potential storage revenues in the California and New York markets. Highly technically skilled in Python and tool development, Mr. Zhang helps lead the development of both RESTORE, which is E3’s DER dispatch model with a focus on PV + storage, and IDSM, which is E3’s integrated demand-side resource management tool to identify the least-cost integrated DER portfolio for targeted distribution planning areas.

Jun brings extensive research and modeling experience in electricity system analysis, including residential demand, solar PV potential, and renewable integration. As a 2018 EDF Climate Corps fellow at Dartmouth College, he helped design and implement the Green Labs program on campus to reduce campus carbon intensity.

Jun’s passion for the environment spurred his educational and professional focus. At E3, he especially enjoys finding ways to capture energy’s economic benefits while minimizing its environmental impacts. An avid basketball player and fan of the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, Jun previously head coached a women’s college basketball team in China. His other hobbies include jogging, cooking, and playing guitar.

Education: MEM, Duke University; BS, environmental science, and BEc, economics, Xiamen University

Projects

New York Distributed Solar Roadmap | NYSERDA, 2021

Working with the New York Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), E3 supported the development of a new roadmap for New York to achieve the installation of at least 10 Gigawatts of distributed solar by 2030. The roadmap lays out a path that will expand renewable energy in New York, generating enough clean energy to power 700,000 additional homes, while also prioritizing an equitable expansion of New York’s distributed solar infrastructure. E3 contributed to the distributed solar framework by providing analysis that informed the plan’s policy recommendations. E3 developed a supply curve model for distributed solar projects in New York and used this model to evaluate program costs for different incentive program options. The analysis was used to inform the roadmap’s ultimate recommendation to extend the current NY-Sun Megawatt Block incentive program to help achieve the 10 GW target.

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