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Donna Hostick

Donna Hostick

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


As an economist, Donna Hostick's primary focus has been on energy issues, with most of her experience relating to the impact assessment of energy-efficiency projects, technologies, and research programs. Her technical contributions include supporting the DOE Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Metrics, which developed estimates of the energy, environmental, and cost impacts of the DOE EERE annual budget request; and developing inputs and impact estimates for the EERE's Building Technologies Office, Federal Energy Management Program, and Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program. As a project manager, Donna is currently providing project management support to PNNL's Appliance and Commercial Equipment Standards (ACES) program and the Transactive Controls program. Previously, she managed the portfolio of work conducted for the U.S. DOE's former Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis, now incorporated as part of DOE's EERE Office of Strategic Programs: Policy and Analysis. From 2009-2011, Donna headed the End-Use Electricity Team in support of the Renewable Electricity Futures Study, a multi-party effort led by NREL and MIT and funded by DOE.

Research Interests

  • Energy Efficiency Economics
  • Benefit/Cost Analysis
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Socioeconomic Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • B.A., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

PNNL Publications



  • Hostick D.J., D.B. Belzer, S.W. Hadley, T. Markel, C. Marnay, and M.C. Kintner-Meyer. 2014. Projecting Electricity Demand in 2050. PNNL-23491. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Projecting Electricity Demand in 2050
  • Mai T., M. Hand, S.F. Baldwin, R. Wiser, G. Brinkman, P. Denholm, and D. Arent, et al. 2014. "Renewable Electricity Futures for the United States." IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy 5, no. 2:372-378. PNNL-SA-102579. doi:10.1109/TSTE.2013.2290472


  • Cort K.A., D.J. Hostick, R.M. Underhill, N. Fernandez, and S. Katipamula. 2013. Small Commercial Building Re-tuning: A Primer. PNNL-22731. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Small Commercial Building Re-tuning: A Primer





  • Cort K.A., D.J. Hostick, D.B. Belzer, and O.V. Livingston. 2007. Modeling EERE Deployment Programs. PNNL-17089. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Modeling EERE Deployment Programs


  • Hostick D.J., A.K. Nicholls, S.C. McDonald, and J.B. Hollomon. 2005. "Buildings Sector Analysis." In Energy Sector Market Analysis (NREL/TP-620-40541). 3-16. Golden, Colorado:National Renewable Energy Laboratory. PNNL-SA-45929. Buildings Sector Analysis





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