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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


  • Bhatnagar D., D.S. Boff, J.B. Twitchell, J.C. Bedoya Ceballos, and A. Somani. 2022. Compensation for Long-Duration Energy Storage. PNNL-32978. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Compensation for Long-Duration Energy Storage
  • Bhatnagar D., H.S. Rabinowitz, D.S. Boff, B. Pennell, C. Holland, M.R. Weimar, and B. Huang, et al. 2022. Nontechnical Barriers to Geothermal Development. PNNL-32760. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Nontechnical Barriers to Geothermal Development
  • Boff D.S., S. Ganguli, and A. Somani. 2022. Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Rate Design. PNNL-33384. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Rate Design

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas