Dr. Joachim Seel is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on solar and wind market developments, the integration of high shares of intermittent and distributed renewable generation into the electricity grid, and associated effects on electricity markets.
His past work experience includes stations at the European Parliament, the American Wind Energy Association, the Commission for Renewable Energy Development at the Chinese Energy Ministry and the German Federal Ministry for Energy and the Economy. He has consulted private and public sector clients on energy economics, renewable energy technologies and energy policy.
Joachim Seel holds a PhD and MS of Energy and Resources and a Master in Public Policy from UC Berkeley. A native of Hamburg, he came to the Bay Area from the international Jacobs University in Germany, where he studied environmental policies and international relations.