FORT COLLINS -- The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University announced Suzanne Tegen has been selected as the organization’s new assistant director.
Tegen comes to CNEE from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she managed the Technology, Engineering, and Deployment Group.
Tegen spent 14 years at NREL researching numerous topics including the economic impacts of wind and water power projects, domestic wind and water power workforces, manufacturing and supply chains, and issues such as community engagement, wildlife interactions, and grid integration.
She has provided testimony for the State of Colorado and participated in National Academy of Sciences research. In 2016, the Clean Energy Ministerial awarded Tegen a Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Award.
"At this time of dramatic transition in the U.S. energy system, Suzanne brings critical expertise in energy economics to our team,” said Bill Ritter, CNEE director and former Colorado governor.
“Her experience leading and managing energy research teams will build upon CNEE's reputation as a trusted resource for legislative and regulatory policy analysis and development.”
"I look forward to putting my experience into practice at CNEE, where I'll engage with federal, state and local decision makers and focus on clean energy policy," said Tegen.
Prior to NREL, Tegen worked at the Center for Resource Solutions in San Francisco and for the U.S. Antarctic Program at the South Pole and McMurdo stations.
She is a board member of the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. Tegen holds a Ph.D. in Energy Policy from the University of Colorado and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.