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Daniel Boff

Daniel Boff

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Dan Boff is an economist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory whose work focuses on the economics of energy storage and renewable energy. Dan has written and presented on a wide variety of topics related to renewable energy policies, including value-based tariffs for distributed generation, renewable energy goals and standards, and innovative financing for clean energy. Prior to joining PNNL, Dan worked as energy market analyst, advising clients in industry and government on the energy transition. Dan received his bachelor's degree from the George Washington University, and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

Research Interests

  • Energy Markets
  • Valuation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Econometric Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Environmental Studies, George Washington University, 2014
  • M.Sc., Environmental Economics and Climate Change, London School of Economics, 2020

PNNL Publications


  • Boff D.S., A. Somani, and S.E. Widergren. 2024. Transactive Energy Practices Survey. PNNL-33252. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Energy Practices Survey


  • Bhatti B., A.P. Reiman, D.S. Boff, S.E. Barrows, and A.C. Orrell. 2023. "Valuation of Distributed Wind Turbines Providing Multiple Market Services." In IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2023), January 16-19, 2023, Washington, DC, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-174822. doi:10.1109/ISGT51731.2023.10066377
  • Boff D.S., and S.E. Barrows. 2023. Waiting in Queue: A Historical Evaluation of Interconnection Policy. PNNL-34350. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Waiting in Queue: A Historical Evaluation of Interconnection Policy
  • Doumen S.C., D.S. Boff, S.E. Widergren, and J. Kok. 2023. "Taming the wild edge of smart grid - Lessons from transactive energy market deployments." The Electricity Journal 36, no. 2-3:Art. No. 107253. PNNL-SA-180957. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2023.107253


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas