RenewElec Team - Senior Personnel

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

Jay Apt – Principal Investigator

Dr. Jay Apt is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and in the CMU Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He is the Director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. He received an A.B. in physics from Harvard College in 1971 and a Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. Recent publication include, “Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines”, “What Properties of Grid Energy Storage are Most Valuable?”, “Net Air Emissions from Electric Vehicles”, “The Character of Power Output from Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Systems”, “Air Emissions Due To Wind And Solar Power”, “Promoting Low-Carbon Electricity Production”, “Storing Syngas Lowers the Carbon Price for Profitable Coal Gasification”, “The Spectrum of Power from Wind Turbines”, and “The Character of Power Output from Utility-Scale PV Systems”. He has published op-ed pieces in the New York Times and the Washington Post. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997 and the Metcalf Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to engineering in 2002.