E. Ian Baring-Gould

E. Ian Baring-Gould

Technology Deployment Manager & Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

E. Ian Baring-Gould graduated with a MSME from the University of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Research Laboratory in 1995 and started working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States. Ian’s work at NREL has focused in three primary areas; applications engineering for Renewable Energy (RE) technologies, technical assistance in RE deployment, and educational outreach for renewable energy technologies, with a primarily focus on wind energy technologies. His applications work concentrates on innovative uses of RE, primarily the modeling, testing and monitoring of isolated power systems, end use applications and large diesel plant retrofit concepts. Technical assistance has focused in energy development and deployment both within the United States and Internationally primarily in Developing Economies. Work has included developing support in implementing new RE technologies, focusing on wind energy, at a National level as well as rural electrification including the resource assessment, analysis, concept design and implementation. Educational outreach has focused on providing clear information on the impacts of wider RE deployment allowing informed decision making and the development of educational programs, such as the Wind for Schools program, both domestically and internationally. Ian also sits on the International Energy Agency research taskforce looking at wind turbine operation in cold climates and is an editor for Wind Engineering. Ian has authored or co-authored over 80 publications on wind energy and wind diesel power systems. Ian is currently the Wind Technology Deployment Manager at NREL, focusing on assisting organizations deploy wind technologies and addressing barriers to the implementation of wind energy through programs like DOE’s Wind Powering America Project. Outside of work Ian is a principle in the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, the all volunteer emergency mountain search and rescue organization which services Boulder Colorado, one of the worlds climbing and outdoor centers.