Eavor would like to welcome Dr. Jesse Jenkins as the newest member of its Advisory Board! Dr. Jenkins is a macro-scale energy systems engineer with a focus on the rapidly evolving electricity sector, including the transition to zero-carbon resources, the proliferation of distributed energy resources, and the role of electricity in economy-wide decarbonization. We are looking forward to working with such a distinguished individual.
He earned a PhD and SM from MIT, worked previously as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and spent six years as an energy and climate policy analyst prior to embarking on his academic career. He also works with DeSolve, LLC and independently to provide decision support, analytics, and policy advisory services to non-profit and for-profit clients working to accelerate the deployment of clean energy.
Jesse leads the Princeton ZERO Lab (Zero-carbon Energy systems Research and Optimization Laboratory), which focuses on improving and applying optimization-based energy systems models to evaluate low-carbon energy technologies and generate insights to guide policy and planning decisions in national and sub-national jurisdictions transitioning to net-zero emissions energy systems.
Jesse has published peer-reviewed papers in the journals Nature Energy, Joule, The Energy Journal, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, Applied Energy, and others. His research has been supported by competitive awards from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency, and multiple private sector and philanthropic organizations.
He regularly gives seminars to executives of global electric utility and energy technology companies, state and federal policy makers and regulators, and university audiences across the country. He has delivered invited testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. His research is regularly featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and National Public Radio.