Researcher IV, Mechanical Engineering
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Heidi Tinnesand joined the Market Acceleration and Deployment group at NREL in 2015. At NREL, Heidi is focused on conducting wind and water resource assessments, advancing distributed wind, and furthering public adoption of wind power through outreach, education and workforce development. Prior to joining NREL, Heidi worked for Vestas Americas and DNV GL. Her work included site suitability analysis using complex loads and terrain analysis for prospective wind farm projects, design and installation of data acquisition systems, and power performance testing of installed wind turbines.