Andrew Graves has held various positions with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) since 2009. In April 2018, he joined DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office on the Balance of Systems − Soft Costs team. The team focuses on reducing soft costs to solar energy deployment by reducing permitting, zoning, and regulatory barriers, developing innovative financing strategies, and expanding the solar energy workforce.
From 2016-2018, Andrew worked as a Policy Advisor for the EERE International Program, where he managed a portfolio of technical assistance projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mexico. In this role, he also served as a liaison to the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Solar Alliance, and helped to bring DOE’s Solar Decathlon collegiate competition to Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and Colombia. In 2018, Andrew completed a 6-month rotation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Presidential Management Council Interagency Rotation Program. At HUD, he worked to develop new policy initiatives to encourage energy efficiency in public housing and on incentives for distributed renewable energy systems.
Prior to joining the federal government in February 2016, Andrew worked for 6 ½ years as a consultant with BCS, Incorporated, primarily supporting the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). In this position, Andrew worked closely with BETO leadership and supervised a team of BCS staff providing communications, budget formulation, strategic planning, and project management support across a wide range of office activities. Earlier in his career with BCS, Andrew worked on a separate contract for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to help expand geothermal energy deployment in Indonesia. Andrew has an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University, with a concentration in Energy, the Environment, and Oil, and a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College in upstate New York. Andrew has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand.
Andrew Graves has held various positions with the U.S. Department of Energy’s ...