Laurie ten Hope is Deputy Director for Research & Development at the California Energy Commission. She leads the State’s public interest R&D to stimulate clean energy technology development and deployment. Program investments are approximately $200M annually and are a catalyst for innovation, transforming California to a renewable, efficient, low-carbon energy future. Laurie previously served as Advisor for three Energy Commissioners with policy focus on stimulating growth in energy efficiency, encouraging distributed energy, public interest R&D, and tactical transmission access for renewables.
Previously, Laurie managed the Energy Systems Research Office at the Energy Commission, directing research to expand the value of distributed resources, improve electricity infrastructure, develop clean transportation alternatives, and understand/mitigate environmental impacts. Prior experience includes developing and implementing a diverse portfolio of voluntary and regulatory efficiency programs.