Much of our energy infrastructure has become old, inefficient, and outdated.
Electrification of our transportation system is bringing profound change to our cities and power infrastructure.
AEE Institute educates policy makers about the advanced energy technologies that are available now to help us meet our energy needs.
Tim Healy is an experienced Executive Chairman & CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, energy, and managed services industry. Tim co-founded EnerNOC in 2001 and served as its Chairman and CEO until its sale to Enel in 2017. Prior to EnerNOC, Tim worked in the Energy Technology Laboratory for Northern Power Systems, and held positions with Merrill Lynch, International Fuel Cells (then a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation), and the venture capital firm Commonwealth Capital Ventures.
In his nearly seventeen years at the helm of EnerNOC, Tim led its growth from a promising clean energy startup to a publicly-traded energy management leader, culminating in its combination with the global energy company Enel. In 2012, Tim was named "CEO of the Year" by the Mass Technology Leadership Council.
Tim currently sits on Board of Directors of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), and the Board of Trustees for the New England Aquarium, and formerly served on TechNet's Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of Genability, Inc. and WeSpire, Inc. He is an advisor to several privately held growth companies.
Tim graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Government modified with Economics, and received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Bill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University which launched on February 1, 2011. The Center employs an assistant director, three senior policy advisors, an executive assistant and a team of student researchers.
The Center works directly with governors, legislators, regulators, planners, policymakers, and other decision makers. It provides technical assistance to help officials create the policies and practices that will facilitate America’s transition to a clean-energy economy. Ritter authored a book that was published in 2016 entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.
Ritter was elected as Colorado's 41st governor in 2006, and built consensus to tackle some of the state's biggest challenges. During his four-year term, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy, by building a new energy economy. He signed 57 new energy bills into law, including a 30% Renewable Portfolio Standard and a Clean Air Clean Jobs Act that replaced nearly a gigawatt of coal-fired generation with natural gas. In total, the Colorado new energy economy created thousands of new jobs.
Ritter is the chair of the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation and a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. Ritter earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University (1978) and his law degree from the University of Colorado (1981). With his wife Jeannie, he operated a food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia. He then served as Denver's district attorney from 1993 to January 2005.
The Ritters have four children: August, Abe, Sam, and Tally.
Matt is a builder at heart. He started at Apple, building the software team for 10 generations of the iPod. He was one of the first engineers on the original iPhone and involved in the development of 5 iPhone generations, and the first iPad.
As co-founder of Nest, Matt built the team that built the first machine learning thermostat. And by doing so, has built the leading connected home brand — Nest.
Today, Matt is the Chief Product Officer at Nest.
Hemant Taneja is Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, a multi-billion dollar investment firm with offices in Cambridge, New York and Palo Alto. Mr. Taneja leads the global energy practice for General Catalyst and serves on the boards of a diverse set of energy companies. He has broad experience in developing advanced energy ecosystems, having co-founded and chaired the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), a nonprofit focused on advancing New England's energy economy. Under his leadership, NECEC worked with Governor Patrick’s administration to develop a comprehensive slate of advanced energy legislation in Massachusetts. He was also a founding board member of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, as Governor appointee.
Prior to joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was founder, Chairman and CEO of a mobile software company that was acquired.
Mr. Taneja is a graduate of MIT, earning an M.S. in Operations Research, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Biology & Biomedical Engineering.