Energy Fellows Institute

Speakers and Tours

Fellows can expect thought leaders, game changers and industry experts from a wide variety of advanced energy technology sectors. Speakers are drawn from the nation’s advanced energy ecosystem and represent the many facets of energy, finance, technology, policy, and research and development.

Visiting research laboratories, advanced energy installations, private industry and federal R&D facilities is an essential component of the Energy Fellows Institute.  While many of our curriculum hours are spent in classroom discussion, we don’t miss an opportunity to tour as many of Colorado’s advanced energy facilities and installations as possible.

EFI has welcomed the following speakers…

  • Jeff Ackermann, Colorado Energy Office
  • Chris Ainscough, NREL
  • Richard Adams, NREL
  • Jonathan Aust, Western Area Power Association (WAPA)
  • Jason Barton, Agribotix
  • Casey Bell, ACEEE
  • Kelly Beninga, Sky Fuel
  • Scott Berquist, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Jeff Bisberg, Albeo/GE
  • Rich Bolin, NREL
  • Jim Bosch, NREL
  • Matt Burks, E Source
  • Alex Burney, RavenBrick
  • Chad Calvert, Noble Energy
  • Doug Campbell, Solid Power
  • Felipe Cantero, AES Distributed Energy
  • Jon Coleman, Ford
  • Jason Coughlin, NREL
  • Karen Crofton, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Brant DeMuth, DJ Resources
  • Joseph DiMasi, BrightSpace
  • Eric Drummond
  • Katherine Dykes, NREL
  • Chas Eggert, OPX Bio
  • Helen El Mallakh, ICEED
  • Bill Farris, NREL
  • Gordon Feller, Cisco
  • Ryan Ferrero, Ignyte
  • Ty Ferretti, NREL
  • Mike Freeman, Innosphere
  • Chad Garrett, E Source
  • John Gartner, Navigant
  • Erin Green, Western Area Power Association (WAPA)
  • Wayne Greenberg, E Source
  • Forbes Guthrie, Stewart Environmental
  • Elaine Harkins, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Ned Harvey, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Sue Haupt, NCAR
  • Paul Hoff, Agribotix
  • Frank Hofmeister, Angel Capital Group
  • Mike Hormell, MRH Advisors (EFI Alumni)
  • Mary Horsey, E Source
  • Erfan Ibrahim, NREL
  • Jack Ihle, XCEL Energy
  • Sam Jaffe, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
  • Steve Katsaros, Nokero
  • Gerald Kelly, Xcel Energy
  • Jim Kelly, Sky Fuel
  • Chris Klein, Rachio
  • Jennifer Kurtz, NREL
  • Brice Leconte, iUnit
  • Hal Lenox, GM
  • Jeff Lints, SunTech Drive
  • John LoPorto, SunTech Drive (EFI Alumni)
  • Yoav Lurie, Simple Energy
  • Bill Mahoney, NCAR
  • Jerry Martin, Boulder Ionics
  • Andrew Maxey, Vartega
  • Wes Maurer, Colorado Energy Office
  • Steve McCannon, Regional Air Quality Council
  • Tom McKinnon, Agribotix, EFI Alumni
  • Seth Miller, Heron Scientific
  • Danny Miller, Transformative Wave
  • Kevin Morse, Lever Energy Capital
  • John Nangle, NREL
  • Frank Novachek, Xcel Energy
  • Andy Oliver, RES-Americas
  • Jay Paidipati, Navigant
  • Elise Parker, FORTRUST
  • Nick Peters, Factor(E) Ventures
  • James Powell, Carbon 2 Energy
  • Stephan Reckie, Angelus Funding
  • Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems
  • Bill Reinert, Toyota (retired)
  • Matt Reisman
  • Robi Robichaud, NREL
  • Debbie Rush, FORTRUST
  • Tim Schaefer, EFI Alumni
  • Alanya Schofield, E Source
  • Rodney Sobin, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Michelle Stermer, Xcel Energy
  • Tim Stout, E Source
  • Jim Tarpey, Ireland Stapleton
  • Tom Teynor, Coolerado
  • Mark Truax, CRED
  • Adrian Tuck, Tendril
  • Sally Vander Veer, Medicine Man
  • Otto VanGeet, NREL
  • Mark Verheyen, Fabriq, EFI Alumni
  • David Vogel
  • Chris Votoupal, CCIA
  • Kevin Vranes, Tact
  • Walt Wair, Xcel Energy
  • John Wallington, UPC Capital Ventures
  • Sam Weaver, Cool Energy
  • Chris Wedding, IronOak Innovations
  • John Welch, Xcel Energy
  • Tony Wibbeler, Bolder Industries
  • Debra Wilcox, 3D Printing Store
  • Ed Williams, CCIA
  • Keith Wipke, NREL
  • Steve Witt, OptiEnz Sensors
  • MK Wohlenhaus, RavenBrick
  • Katie Woslager, OEDIT
  • Rob Writz, AMP Robotics

EFI has visited the following

  • Advanced Energy
  • Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC)
  • Ascent Solar
  • Bloom Energy (CA)
  • Byron Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
  • Center For Community (C4C)
  • Cherokee Power Station
  • Colorado Fuel Cell Center
  • Coors Brewery
  • Denver Zoo Waste to Energy Program
  • Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, Colorado State University
  • Fort Carson
  • GE Lighting
  • Green Garage
  • Hybrid Engines Lab at the Motorsport Engineering Research Center, Colorado State University
  • Lightning Hybrids
  • Medicine Man
  • Mission Motors (CA)
  • Mulberry Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • New Belgium Brewery
  • NREL National Bioenergy Center
  • NREL Energy Storage Laboratory
  • NREL HVAC Test Facility
  • NREL Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility
  • NREL Process Development and Integration Laboratory
  • NREL Research Support Facility
  • NREL Science & Technology Facility
  • NREL Thermal Test Facility
  • NREL Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility
  • NREL National Wind Technology Center
  • RavenBrick
  • Rush Truck Center
  • Skyfuel
  • SolarTAC
  • Solid Power
  • Spirae Lab
  • Surna
  • Tendril Smart Home
  • Tesla Factory (CA)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder Power Plant
  • Vestas Blades America
  • Xcel Energy Trading Floor
  • Xcel Transmission Control Room
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • IKEA Geothermal System