Areas of Expertise:Climate Change, Demand Side Management, Energy Economics, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Hydropower, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Power Sector, Regulation, Wind
Mr. Anderson has extensive energy industry expertise developed from progressive responsibility in three positions; as a Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy, an international infrastructure consultant and as a Senior Project Manager at a large U.S. electric utility.
Currently, Robert is a Policy Analyst with the Department of Energy-Office of Policy and Systems Analysis. At DOE, Robert’s responsibilities cover a range of analyses focused on the intersection of global oil and natural gas markets with national energy goals and geopolitical developments.
Before moving to DOE, Mr. Anderson held several international infrastructure consulting positions spanning Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East. This work was sponsored by the World Bank, U.S. AID, the Inter-American Development Bank and other international organizations. This international work focused on long-term resource planning, energy policy and market restructuring, tariff design and liquefied natural gas markets.
Mr. Anderson also worked for over twenty years at the Bonneville Power Administration, a large electric power and transmission utility. At BPA, Robert managed the Integrated Resource Plan, developing BPA’s long-term resource acquisition strategy for both generation and demand-side resources. Also at BPA, Robert managed energy price forecasting, all natural gas analyses, and served as an expert witness in rate proceedings. Mr. Anderson has a M.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon.