NREL names Kate Young as Geothermal Energy Laboratory Program Manager
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the U.S. has announced that Kate Young has been named NREL's new Geothermal Energy Laboratory Program Manager. Congratulations.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S. has announced that Katherine (Kate) Young has been named NREL’s new Geothermal Energy Laboratory Program Manager. Kate Young has been a fantastic colleague in the geothermal sector to work with. As a member of GRC and outspoken WING member, she is tirelessly promoting all that has geothermal energy has to offer.
It is fantastic to hear about this new appointment. Congratulations.
Further details on the job and her role were recently published in the Daily Energy Insider.
Since joining NREL in 2008, Young led the design and development of the Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit, an online resource that helps agencies, industry, and developers to identify the regulatory steps required for renewable power projects. She also led the development of the Geothermal Resource Portfolio Optimization & Reporting Technique (GeoRePORT), which created industry standards for reporting geothermal resources.
“One of my goals is to work with energy leaders to encourage the inclusion of geothermal in the conversation when we’re talking about small- or large-scale energy-efficiency and renewable solutions,” Young said. “Geothermal can play a significant role in the design and development of energy-efficient buildings and clean cities and is a key contributor to grid reliability and security in areas of deployment.”