Tom Harris


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Personal Profile

Tom leads NREL support for the Federal Energy Management Program's Energy Services Performance Contracts Program, a federal program for self-funding energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades for the federal buildings portfolio. He also leads development and deployment of Engage™, an NREL-hosted and freely available model for energy system planning that provides scenario analysis data and rich visualizations for broad energy stakeholder participation in energy infrastructure deliberations. Tom is an electrical engineer and lawyer admitted in Colorado with a background as an electric utility distribution system engineer for a large municipal utility. 

Research Interests

Project and portfolio financing and financial engineering

Operational research and Integrated resource planning

Cost benefit analysis

Technical and financial modeling

Software design and architecture for data-rich applications

    human/computer interfaces
    composability of systems 

Legislative and contractual drafting and construction

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Auburn University

JD/MBA, Joint Law and Masters in Business Administration, University of Alabama


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