Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Brendan O’Donnell, an analyst at the Rocky Mountain Institute, wants to market energy efficiency as a valuable and abundant grid resource that can be “mined” in place of coal and oil.

Before joining Rocky Mountain Institute, Brendan worked as a consultant to electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest. He brings an expertise in conservation resource planning, model development and program implementation strategies. Specific projects included designing a utility demand-side planning tool for Bonneville Power Administration, setting economic efficiency targets for Snohomish PUD, and Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) for Clark Public Utilities. In addition, he has published research in life cycle assessment of transportation networks through international fellowships in Japan and Iceland.