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Sarah SmithEnergy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/EngineerLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Josephine Smith is a Research Scientist in the Sustainable Energy Systems group. She specializes in energy use modeling across end-use, customer, and industry-wide scales, economic modeling of energy technologies and systems, and system optimization. Her current research focuses on modeling design, load response, costs, and benefits of dynamic electricity tariffs and other load flexibility technologies, and on understanding energy use and environmental impacts of data centers. She is also an expert in technology learning and innovation, end use load shape modeling, and battery cost, manufacturing, and supply chain analyses. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, with a focus on system-wide economic and environmental optimization of organic waste-to-energy infrastructure.