Mark Bolinger is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Mark conducts research and analysis on renewable energy, with a focus on cost, benefit, and market analysis as well as renewable energy policy analysis and assistance.
Since joining LBNL, Mark has authored or co-authored more than 150 reports and articles, including 16 articles published in seven different archival journals. Mark regularly presents the findings of his work to national audiences, and in 2010 was invited to testify before the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a hearing on energy tax incentives.
Previously, Mark worked at Bridgewater Associates, Inc. developing and implementing investment and trading strategies in global credit and foreign exchange markets for portfolios of institutional clientele.
Mark holds a masters degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelors degree from Dartmouth College.
Spot: Mark Bolinger - May 13th 2022
For going well above the call of duty in shepherding two journal articles along in the review process.
Spot: Mark Bolinger - July 27th 2016
For leading new research areas resulting in a $700k/year increase in base DOE funding.
Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Technical Achievement Award - March 13th 2012
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) gave one of its 2012 Technical Achievement Awards to Ryan Wiser, Mark Bollinger, and Andrew Mills.
The citation for the award for Wiser, Bollinger, and Mills highlights that their “research areas include the economics of wind and solar power, the integration of large-scale renewable energy projects into the electric power system, and valuation methodologies for variable generation such as solar and wind.”
Note: In 2018, UVIG became the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG).
Friend of the Program Award - May 08th 2009
Presented to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in recognition of excellence and leadership in wind energy policy and market analysis, by The Wind Powering America Program at WINDPOWER 2009. At the time of the award, the renewables team included: Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, Andrew Mills, Ben Hoen, Naim Darghouth, Carla Peterman, and Anna Rosa.