David Hill

 

Managing Consultant (802) 482-4874   dhill@energyfuturesgroup.com

Biography

David recently joined EFG, after 22 years of employment with VEIC, most recently as Director of Distributed Resources and a VEIC Policy Fellow. He is known nationally for his advancement of sustainable energy program design and evaluation, and renewable energy policy. David has been the principal investigator and led analysis teams for multi-year stakeholder informed studies on solar market and decarbonization pathways and scenarios.

David provides expert testimony and regulatory support; participates in international, national, and state boards; leads policy committees and conferences; provides comprehensive studies of the economic, technical, and achievable potentials for sustainable energy programming; and supports program budget planning and implementation. He has led or significantly contributed to the design and development of efficiency and renewable energy programs with annual budgets of $100+ million for initiatives in New Jersey, Washington DC, New York, Vermont, Arizona, and Maryland. He has clients in more than a dozen states and six countries; several of them are international organizations.

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Energy Management and Policy Planning, 1993.

  • Fulbright Scholar: Dissertation research on energy decision-making in rural Nepal, 1991 – 1993.

Master’s, University of Pennsylvania, Appropriate Technology and International Development, 1989.

B.A., Middlebury College, Geography and Political Science, 1986.

Experience

2020-present

Managing Consultant, Energy Futures Group, Hinesburg, VT

2014 – 2020

Director, Distributed Energy Resources, Policy Fellow, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

2010 – 2014

Managing Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

2008 – 2010

Deputy Director, Planning and Evaluation, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

2000 – 2008

Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

1998 – 2000

Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)

1993 - 1998

Research Associate, Tellus Institute and the Boston Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute

Selected Projects

    • U.S. Department of Energy. Principal Investigator for a three-year SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways study, investigating the technical, regulatory, and business model implications of getting 20 percent of Vermont’s total electric supply from solar by 2025.

 

    • Sun Shares. Created and launched, and responsible for management and business development of, a community solar business subsidiary to provide “Easy and Affordable Solar for Employers and their Employees,” 2015 – present.

 

    • Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel. Expert witness and senior advisor for review and design of EmPOWER Maryland portfolio. Includes strategies for coordination with grid modernization and cost recovery, amortization and utility incentives. 2011- present.

 

    • Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Leading modeling team responsible for integrating sub-sector building, transportation, electric, land use and non-energy models into a single economy wide framework for pathways to meet Global Warming Solutions Act targets. 2019-present.

 

    • Washington, D.C., Department of Energy and Environment. Led design and launch of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility’s Solar for All Initiative. Led comprehensive program design, budgeting, solicitation development and stakeholder engagement for rapid program launch and operations. Supports both single family and community solar installations directly benefitting income qualified households. 2017-2019.

 

    • Efficiency One. Expert testimony and presentation on lighting transition and implications for efficiency planning and portfolio development for Efficiency One in Nova Scotia. 2018-2019.

 

    • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Led scenario analysis and modeling for Pennsylvania’s Solar Future. Stakeholder presentations at six workshops including extensive review and vetting of total energy sector modeling and implications of meeting 10% of Pennsylvania’s electric needs from in state solar by 2030. 2016-2019.

 

    • New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Program design and policy advisor for the renewable energy program for more than a decade. Oversaw administrative team that supported the installation of more than 10,000 net metered solar installations, starting from six installations in the first year. 2000-2010.

 

    • Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. Strategic Advisor on State Energy Plan and System Reliability Procurement and Distributed Generation programs.

 

    • Alaska Energy Authority. Principal consultant for two studies on renewable and energy efficiency financing and funding strategies. 2012 and 2015.

 

    • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Twice led the renewable energy analysis for 20-year forecast of energy efficiency and renewable energy potential, 2003 and 2012.

 

    • World Bank. Expert consultant on a short-term study of efficiency and micro- / mini-grid opportunities in Tanzania, 2014.

 

    • Arizona Public Service. Managed a rapid assessment and redesign of PV and solar hot water incentives, 2009.

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