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Erik Fowler

Manager, Research & Collaboration Programs
Rocky Mountain Institute

Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Policy, Renewables, Solar

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Commercial energy efficiency. Distributed solar markets & policy.

Erik works across the RMI practice areas of electricity, buildings, and communities with a consistent track record of project leadership, strategy and business development, entrepreneurial innovation, and program improvement.

Prior to joining RMI, Erik was a senior associate at ICF International in the Energy & Environment group supporting implementation of a major commercial energy efficiency program for a mid-Atlantic utility. He provided critical design feedback and deployment strategy for an emerging behavioral-based energy conservation program as well as new energy analytics software platforms piloted at utility scale. Erik also has prior experience with leading green building initiatives at the community level working with city leaders, developers and builders along the Texas Gulf Coast. To present, he continues to critically track and study state, local and national energy policies; energy efficiency and distributed solar technologies & markets; commercial PACE and other financing methods. His prior graduate work focused on distributed solar PV markets and policy at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. Erik possesses a unique combination of technical aptitude and project implementation experience, coupled with big-picture capacity and strategic insight.

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