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Sarah Barrows

Sarah Barrows

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Biography

Sarah Barrows joined PNNL in September of 2019 after receiving her master’s degree in applied economics. Her graduate work focused primarily on policy analysis, using various econometric tools to investigate the household effects of welfare policies. During her degree, she interned at Emsi, an economic modeling and database company, gaining industry experience conducting economic impact analyses. Her undergraduate degree, prior publications, and previous work experience were in food science, a field which applies chemistry and engineering to food production. Her skillset includes econometric techniques, experimental design, economic impact analyses, policy analysis, and modeling questions related to labor economics.

Sarah contributes to projects at PNNL related to valuation of distributed wind, policy input to improve integration of distributed energy resources, and evaluation of energy resilience. She also supports the Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards program, contributing to the life-cycle cost and benefit analysis.

Research Interests

  • Policy Analysis
  • Regional Economic Impact Analysis
  • Econometric Modeling
  • Issues related to the energy-water-food nexus

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Applied Economics, University of Idaho, 2019
  • B.S., Food Science, Minors in Chemistry and Mathematics, Brigham Young University, 2014

PNNL Publications

2022

2021

  • Barrows S.E., J.S. Homer, and A.C. Orrell. 2021. "Valuing Wind as a Distributed Energy Resource: A Literature Review." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 152. PNNL-SA-166330. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111678
  • Barrows S.E., K. Mongird, B. Naughton, and R. Darbali-Zamora. 2021. "Valuation of Distributed Wind in an Isolated System." Energies 14, no. 21:Article No. 6956. PNNL-SA-166260. doi:10.3390/en14216956
  • Mongird K., and S.E. Barrows. 2021. The Value of Distributed Wind: A Valuation Framework. PNNL-31127. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Value of Distributed Wind: A Valuation Framework

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