Nicholas DeForest is a Senior Research Associate affiliated with the Electricity Markets and Policy (EMP) and Technology Evaluation, Modeling and Assessment (TEMA) groups. His research focuses on distributed energy resources and building energy forecasting. Currently he works as part of the development teams of the Buildings Module of the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), a national energy systems forecast model; and the Distributed Energy Resources Costumer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). He also works as part of the Analysis Team of the Lab’s Carbon Cycle 2.0 project.
He received a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California – Berkeley in 2009 with a focus in combustion and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 2007. His graduate research centered on chemical kinetic modeling of high-efficiency engine systems. He has been employed at LBNL since June 2010.