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Alice Orrell

Alice Orrell

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Alice Orrell joined PNNL in September 2008 as an Energy Analyst in the Energy Policy & Economics group. She provides renewable energy resource assessments and wind energy project development support for DOD clients and distributed wind market research and analysis for DOE.

As part of a team that evaluates DOD sites for wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, waste-to-energy, and ocean energy, Alice is responsible for the wind energy resource assessments and wind project development efforts. She has helped to evaluate over 75 DOD sites for wind energy potential and has managed the installation of three meteorological towers on DOD properties.

Alice is the lead author of the annual Distributed Wind Market Report produced for DOE. The Market Report serves as a primary information source that helps manufacturers, installers, developers, policy makers, and other industry players better understand the US and global distributed wind markets.

Alice is a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and worked in the power industry prior to joining PNNL, both as an independent consultant in the wind power industry and as an engineer for an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractor designing natural gas fueled power plants.

Research Interests

  • Wind energy resource assessments, project development, and market research
  • Excel pro forma modeling and sensitivity analysis
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Stakeholder engagement

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Alice is actively involved in the Society of Women Engineers and the industry networking group Women of Wind Energy.

PNNL Publications

2016

2014

  • Orrell AC, HE Rhoads-Weaver, LT Flowers, MN Gagne, BH Pro, and NAF Foster. 2014. 2013 Distributed Wind Market ReportPNNL-23484, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

2011

2010

Energy Policy and
Economics Group

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Todd Samuel
509/375-6707