Eliza Hotchkiss

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Personal Profile

Eliza Hotchkiss is a senior analyst leading the Strategic Energy Security group within NREL's Energy Security and Resilience Center. Her areas of expertise include disaster recovery, resilience, energy security, and international sustainable development. Her focus is on analysis and outreach to increase deployment of secure and resilient technologies and best practices within infrastructure systems and operations.

Hotchkiss is NREL's lead for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery technical assistance. She has researched the value of resilience and the role of energy efficiency in resilience and has led and published research on metrics for resilience, valuation, and monetization of resilience and energy security solutions. Hotchkiss leads risk assessments for federal, state, local, and tribal governments and provides technical assistance for international resilience, energy security, and sustainable development.

Research Interests

Energy security quantification methods

Value of resilience – Modeling and visualizing resilience for decision-making

Resilience sciences – Policies and technical solutions to increase resilience

Disaster recovery technical support for communities, states, and nations – International and domestic sustainable and holistic low-emission-development strategies, along with mitigation and adaptation 

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Advanced Energy Systems, Colorado School of Mines

Master, Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Buildings, Oxford Brookes University

Bachelor, Geography and Geology, Vassar College


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