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
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