Francis O'Sullivan

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy and National Security Program

Dr. Francis O’Sullivan is senior vice president, strategy at Lincoln Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orsted. In this role, Frank is responsible for long-term market analysis and modelling to support Orsted’s onshore investment program in wind, solar, and storage globally. Prior to joining Orsted, Frank was director of research and analysis for the MIT Energy Initiative, and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was co-director of the MIT Electric Power System Center. Dr. O’Sullivan’s academic, public and private sector work has focused on energy markets analysis and design with a particular focus on the economic and technical issues associated with large-scale integration of intermittent renewables in marginal cost-based electricity markets. He was a lead author of the 2011 MIT Future of Natural Gas study, the 2015 MIT Future of Solar Energy study, and is a member of the upcoming MIT Future of Storage study working group. Dr. O’Sullivan is a member of the U.S. National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability and a distinguished associate with the Energy Futures Initiative.

Contact Information
Email: frankie [at] mit.edu