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Sadie Bender

Sadie Bender

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-2785


Sadie Bender is a senior associate economist and started working in PNNL’s Energy Policy & Economics group in 2014 and has worked on a broad range of projects including appliance efficiency standards, environmental impact assessments, energy intensity indicators, demand response and transactive energy. Her research interests include economic impact modeling, cost-benefit and regulatory analysis, GIS, system modeling and data analysis. Prior to joining PNNL, Sadie had experience in drafting using AutoCAD and the financial industry.

Research Interests

  • Cost/Benefit and regulatory analysis
  • Input-Output Modeling
  • GIS Analysis
  • Socioeconomic research and analysis
  • Data Analysis and Visualization

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Economics, Central Washington University

PNNL Publications



  • Belzer D.B., S.R. Bender, and K.A. Cort. 2017. A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the US: Methods, Data and Key Trends. PNNL-22267 Rev 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the US: Methods, Data and Key Trends
  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, S. Yu, J.D. Horing, N. Wei, L.E. Clarke, and S.R. Bender. 2017. "The impact of CCS readiness on the evolution of China's electric power sector." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121580. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1817
  • Yonkofski C., C.L. Davidson, L.R. Rodriguez, E.A. Porter, S.R. Bender, and C.F. Brown. 2017. "Optimized, budget-constrained monitoring well placement using DREAM." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121523. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1496



Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas