Senior Managing Consultant
Jun Zhang

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Jun Zhang

Mr. Zhang joined E3 in 2018 with his Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree from Duke University and dual bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and economics from Xiamen University, China. At E3, he specializes in model development, technical analysis, and project management, focusing on optimal dispatch, cost-effectiveness, and adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) and building electrification (BE) incorporating economic and policy drivers to inform policy design and investment decisions.

Mr. Zhang leads RESTORE, E3’s dispatch and valuation model for flexible DERs, a tool leveraged across E3’s practice areas for diverse analyses, including but not limited to hybrid and standalone storage systems, vehicle grid integration, and microgrids. He also contributed to IDSM, an E3 tool developing cost-effective DER portfolios for distribution/region planning, and BE-Toolkit, which assesses the impacts of building electrification.

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


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.

Read the detailed project description.