Dr. Jeffrey M. Freedman is currently Research Faculty at the University at Albany, State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC). As part of the Boundary Layer and Renewable Energy groups at ASRC, his main research focus is on renewable energy and atmospheric boundary layer processes. This includes work on improving wind and solar power production forecasting, investigating the effects of climate change on the renewable energy resource, developing outage prediction models for utilities, and developing instrumentation for offshore wind resource assessment and forecasting. Prior to his joining the faculty at ASRC, he was Lead Research Scientist at AWS Truepower (now a part of UL Renewables), a renewable energy consulting firm.
Previously, Dr. Freedman was the lead Principal Investigator on the first Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP), a two-year Department of Energy/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration-sponsored study to demonstrate the value of additional atmospheric observations and model enhancements on wind energy production forecasts and led the development of the Solar Wind Integrated Forecast Tool (SWIFT), a state-of-the-art forecasting service for Hawaii’s electric utilities.
Dr. Freedman earned his Ph.D. at UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and ASRC. Previously, Dr. Freedman was an Assistant Counsel with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection where he played a key role in development and enforcement of the City’s rules and regulations for the protection of its water supply.