BS Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
Shelley Kwok is an experienced modeler with a background in utilizing software to process complex data sets. She consults on a variety of topics related to electric, buildings, and transportation-sectors.
Since joining Synapse, she has developed Excel-based spreadsheet models to conduct cash flow and unit commitment analyses. She also has expertise utilizing electric sector capacity expansion models to evaluate different integrated resource plans and develop optimized decarbonization pathways.
Ms. Kwok writes testimony and reports that focus on various topics of expertise such as resource planning, power plant economics, building decarbonization, energy efficiency, and performance-based utility regulation. These reports and comments have been submitted in various dockets across the United States and Canada, including Virginia, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Louisiana, and Florida, among others.
Ms. Kwok is a co-developer of Synapse’s Building Decarbonization Calculator (BDC), which is a Python-based stock flow model used to quantify the impact of changes in heating system turnover on heating system stock and energy consumption.
Prior to joining Synapse, Ms. Kwok was an energy researcher at Tufts University, where she used Python to aggregate and model data on residential solar installment, and worked to quantify the impact of installing distributed PV with optimized rooftop orientation. While working as an intern at Integral Group, an Oakland-based green building consulting firm, Ms. Kwok used her modeling expertise to assess energy efficiency measures and technologies, and used this information to advise clients. While at Integral, she collaborated with colleagues to design sustainable HVAC systems to be used in Net-Zero Energy and LEED-Certified buildings.
She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.