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Devyn Powell

Devyn Powell

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Devyn Powell joined PNNL in 2021 as an energy research analyst. Her work focuses on policy research and analysis related to energy storage, energy equity, and decarbonization. Prior to joining PNNL, she worked at Evergreen Action, Solar United Neighbors, and Devyn has earned a B.A. in International Relations and Environmental Studies from Tufts University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and she is based in Portland, Oregon.

Research Interests

  • Energy policy and regulation
  • Grid modernization and climate resilience
  • Energy and environmental justice and equity
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Energy storage

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., International Relations and Environmental Studies, Tufts University, 2014
  • M.P.P., Georgetown University, 2021

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) Fellow, 2021

PNNL Publications


  • Tamaddun K.A., S.E. Barrows, M.U. Usman, J. Meng, N. Woodruff, R.A. Harnish, and D.W. Powell, et al. 2023. "Hydropower Potential at Non-Powered Dams: A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Tool based on Grid, Community, Industry, and Environmental Impacts." In World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2023: Adaptive Planning and Design in an Age of Risk and Uncertainty. May 21-24, 2023, Henderson, NV, edited by S. Ahmad and R. Murray, 23-31. Reston, Virginia:American Society of Civil Engineers. PNNL-SA-180007. doi:10.1061/9780784484852.003
  • Twitchell J.B., D.W. Powell, and M.D. Paiss. 2023. Energy Storage in Local Zoning Ordinances. PNNL-34462. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Energy Storage in Local Zoning Ordinances


  • O'Neil R.S., D.C. Preziuso, K.K. Arkema, Y. Ko, N. Pevzner, K. Diamond, and S. Gore, et al. 2022. Renewable Energy Landscapes: Designing Place-Based Infrastructure for Scale. PNNL-32680. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Renewable Energy Landscapes: Designing Place-Based Infrastructure for Scale
  • Tarekegne B.W., D.W. Powell, K. Oikonomou, E.C. Jacroux, and R.S. O'Neil. 2022. "Analysis of Energy Justice and Equity Impacts from Replacing Peaker Plants with Energy Storage." In IEEE Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies Conference (EESAT 2022), November 8-9, 2022, Austin, TX, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-175289. doi:10.1109/EESAT55007.2022.9998034

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas