RenewElec Team - Ph.D. Students
RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments, and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department. Bios for the project team can be found below.
Emily Fertig is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She researches the economics of large-scale energy storage for the purpose of wind power integration, methods of characterizing the variability of wind power output, and federal R&D policy in anticipation of future climate legislation. Prior to beginning her PhD, she earned a B.A. in Geosciences from Williams College, worked for a Moscow-based publication on the Russian oil and gas industry, and interned with the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists. Emily is the recipient of an NSF graduate research fellowship.